Background and activities
Alenka Temeljotov-Salaj is a Professor in Sustainable Refurbishment and Facility Management at NTNU IBM, with a PhD in Psychology and MSc in Construction Engineering, Renewable energy. Her knowledge and skills from both psychology and construction fields enriched her research experiences to establish very strong international collaboration with cities and industry. She has worked closely with municipalities, end users and the construction sector. In addition, she has interacted with researchers from different disciplines with the focus on buildings and settlements through value orientation, co-creation solutions and Urban Facility Management, emphasizing sustainable solutions, health and well-being. She participates and has participated in several research projects, both nationally and internationally, organized Summer Schools and annual International Conferences, and developed a series of workshops with students, researchers and companies. She is appointed as the leader of NTNU IBM Forskerlinjen, helping students to develop earlier research skills to enter the PhD program.
As a member of the NTNU IBM Research, Development, Innovation Committee, she has worked to foster stronger innovation collaboration among stakeholder groups. She is a member of CEN commission for a new Sustainable Refurbishment standard and is an active member of EuroFM. In addition, she has been a guest editor of the international journal Facilities . She has published more than 180 papers in international conferences and journals, two books and 10 book chapters. She has supervised PhD students, post-doctoral students, and acted as an opponent for national and international defenses.
Some of the projects in which she has been involved as a member, task leader, work package leader or main leader are: Horizon 2020: +CityxChange – Positive Energy Districts; BENEFIT– Business models for enhancing funding and enabling financing for infrastructure in transport; COST: PED-EU-NET Positive Energy Districts European Network; P3T3– Public Private Partnership in Transport: Trends and Theory; NordForsk: CaPs - Citizens as Pilots of Smart Cities; Research Council of Norway (NFR): HELIOS - Enhancing optimal exploitation of solar energy in Nordic cities through digitalization of built environment; OSCAR - Value for owners and users of property; Intpart -URSA MAJOR, Urban Sustainability in Action: Multi-disciplinary approach through Jointly Organized Research schools; AAL - FootWork - Smart insole system for older workers to reduce back pain; Research Agency of Slovenia (ARRS): Evaluation of the sustainable development of the urban environment through the parameters of social infrastructure and life satisfaction; Creating social value with age-friendly housing stock management in lifetime neighborhoods; Development of social infrastructure and services for community based long-term care; Location and urban land use in aging regions.
- TBA4170 - Transformation and Adaptive Re-Use of Existing Buildings
- TBA4176 - Property and Facilities Management, Advanced Course
- TBA4179 - Urban Facilities Management
- BA8111 - Urban Facilities Management
- TBA4600 - Researchers track, Specialization Project
- TBA4178 - Refurbishment Technology Specialised course
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2022) Sustainable building renovation in residential buildings: barriers and potential motivations in Norwegian culture. Construction Management and Economics.
- (2021) Approaches to Social Innovation in Positive Energy Districts (PEDs)—A Comparison of Norwegian Projects. Sustainability. vol. 13 (13).
- (2021) Facilitating building projects’ short-term and long-term value creation. Buildings. vol. 11 (8).
- (2021) The impact of an urban facilities management summer school on the participants. Facilities. vol. 40 (3/4).
- (2021) Urban heritage facility management: A scoping review. Applied Sciences. vol. 11 (20).
- (2021) The Spirit of Time—The Art of Self-Renovation to Improve Indoor Environment in Cultural Heritage Buildings. Energies. vol. 14 (13).
- (2021) Urban Facility Management. Facilities. vol. 39 (7/8).
- (2021) Challenges of the Facilities Management and Effects on Indoor Air Quality. Case Study “Smelly Buildings” in Belgrade, Serbia. Sustainability. vol. 13 (1).
- (2021) Barriers and potential solutions to the diffusion of solar photovoltaics from the public-private-people partnership perspective – Case study of Norway. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. vol. 137.
- (2021) Renovating the retrofit process: People-centered business models and co-created partnerships for low-energy buildings in Norway. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 85 (102406).
- (2020) The influence of acclimatization, age and gender-related differences on thermal perception in university buildings: Case studies in Scotland and England. Building and Environment. vol. 179.
- (2020) Key challenges of climate change adaptation in the building sector. Urbani Izziv. vol. 31 (1).
- (2020) Exploring urban facilities management approaches to increase connectivity in smart cities. Facilities.
- (2020) A Systematic Literature Review of Non-Invasive Indoor Thermal Discomfort Detection. Applied Sciences. vol. 10 (12).
- (2020) The Study of Facial Muscle Movements for Non-Invasive Thermal Discomfort Detection via Bio-Sensing Technology. Part I: Development of the Experimental Design and Description of the Collected Data. Applied Sciences. vol. 10 (20).
- (2020) Indicators for Sustainable Demand Risk Allocation in Transport Infrastructure Projects. Sustainability. vol. 12 (22).
- (2020) An interactive tool for citizens’ involvement in the sustainable regeneration. Facilities. vol. 38 (11/12).
- (2020) Multi-sector partnerships in the urban development context: A scoping review. Journal of Cleaner Production. vol. 268.
- (2019) Knowledge workers deserve differentiated offices and workplace facilities. Facilities. vol. 37 (1-2).
- (2019) Sustainability and universal design aspects in heritage building refurbishment. Facilities.
- (2018) Land value capture strategies in PPP - what can FM learn from it?. Facilities. vol. 36 (1/2).
- (2017) Practice vs. theory: Short-term financials trumps long-term value creation. Journal of Corporate Real Estate. vol. 19 (3).
Part of book/report
- (2021) Land Value Capture's Potential. The Future of Real Estate.
- (2021) Application of Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities. 2021 29th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED)proceedings.