Background and activities
Arild Gustavsen is director of The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods (ZEN) in Smart Cities and professor in building physics at Department of Architectural Design, History and Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Arild Gustavsen holds a MSc degree in environmental physics (1996) and a PhD degree in building physics (2001). He has worked as an associate professor (2001-2006) and full professor (2007-) at NTNU (teaching building physics and energy use in buildings), as a senior research scientist (2006-2008) at SINTEF Building and Infrastructure (on various projects for the building industry) and visiting researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1999 and 2006 (working on experimental and numerical characterization of fenestration systems). Research interests include heat, air and moisture transfer in building envelope systems, application of new materials in building assemblies, and energy use in new and existing buildings and neighbourhoods.
About the ZEN-centre
The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods (ZEN) in Smart Cities is a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME), funded by the The Research Council of Norway and 33 partners. The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN) will enable the transition to a low carbon society by developing sustainable neighbourhoods with zero greenhouse gas emissions. The ZEN Centre will speed up decarbonisation of the building stock (existing and new), use more renewable energy sources and create positive synergies among the building stock, energy, ICT and mobility systems, and citizens. Read more about the ZENCentre at http://www.fmezen.no.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Thermal Modeling and Investigation of the Most Energy-Efficient Window Position. Energy and Buildings. vol. 158.
- (2018) Hygrothermal properties of compressed earthen bricks. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 162.
- (2017) Energy performance assessment of a semi-integrated PV system in a zero emission building through periodic linear regression method. Energy Procedia. vol. 132.
- (2017) The ZEB Test Cell Laboratory. A facility for characterization of building envelope systems under real outdoor conditions. Energy Procedia. vol. 132.
- (2017) Thermal Conductivity of Cement Stabilized Earth Blocks. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 151.
- (2016) Building Integration of Aerogel Glazings. Procedia Engineering. vol. 145.
- (2016) Accelerated aging of treated aluminum for use as a cool colored material for facades. Energy and Buildings. vol. 112.
- (2015) Aerogel Granulate Glazing Facades and their Application Potential from an Energy Saving Perspective. Applied Energy. vol. 142.
- (2015) Thermal conductivity of monodisperse silica nanospheres. Journal of Porous Media. vol. 18 (10).
- (2015) Impact of opaque building envelope configuration on the heating and cooling energy need of a single family house in cold climates. Energy Procedia. vol. 78.
- (2015) Thermal performance of in-between shading systems in multilayer glazing units: Hot-box measurements and numerical simulations. Journal of Building Physics. vol. 39 (2).
- (2015) Impact of convection on thermal performance of aerogel granulate glazing systems. Energy and Buildings. vol. 88.
- (2015) Effect of facade components on energy efficiency in office buildings. Applied Energy. vol. 158.
- (2015) Aerogel Granule Aging Driven by Moisture and Solar Radiation. Energy and Buildings. vol. 103.
- (2015) Moisture in multi-layer windows. Energy Procedia. vol. 78.
- (2014) Insulating Glazing Units with Silica Aerogel Granules: The Impact of Particle Size. Applied Energy. vol. 128.
- (2014) Sealant Aging and its Correlation with Facade Reflectance. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 69 (Oct).
- (2014) Lightweight and Thermally Insulating Aerogel Glass Materials. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing. vol. 117 (2).
- (2014) Synthesis and characterization of aerogel glass materials for window glazing applications. Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings. vol. 35 (5).
- (2014) Aerogel-Incorporated Concrete: An Experimental Study. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 52.