Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Energy and Indoor Environment

The energy and indoor environment group works with economical indoor environments. The main objective is to generate a comfortable and safe indoor climate by means of efficient and appropriate climate systems.

We focus on the following applications:

Energy consumption and supply

  • Heating and energy systems
  • Energy use and planning
  • District heating

Building Automation

  • System simulation
  • Facility management
  • Administration, operation, maintenance and development (FDVU)

Indoor environment

  • Building climatization
  • Sanitation and residential hygiene
  • Applied heat pump engineering

Ventilation engineering

  • HVAC systems
  • Industrial ventilation
  • Fire and safety

As a master or doctor degree student in our group, you become member of an international group with contacts all over the world, and can choose to specialize in several directions.

The Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology offer a PhD in Energy and Process Engineering where you can write a doctoral thesis connected to research and development carried out in our research group. The following large master degree programmes has courses and projects related to our areas of research: Energy and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.



Photo of Hans Martin MathisenProfessor Hans Martin Mathisen, Head of research group

Photo: four peoplePeople - Energy and Indoor Environment


A tour of the HVAC lab


Our research activity is organised around research projects. Currently we contribute to the following projects: