Background and activities
Aoife Houlihan Wiberg is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture & Technology. In the Research Centre for Zero Emission Buildings (2010-2016), she has spent the past six years developing concepts & strategies for zero emission buildings, in addition to developing a method to calculate embodied emissions from materials in buildings.She is currently leading research to develop an user centred architectural and urban toolbox for use in the new The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN) in 2017.
Aoífe Houlihan Wiberg completed her Ph.D. degree in 2010 at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr. Nick V. Baker. She also graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 with the M.Phil. Degree in Environmental Design. She completed her architectural training with Professor Dean Hawkes at The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and graduated with the B.Sc. (Hons.) and B.Arch. Degrees in 1994 and 1996 respectively.
She was elected Chartered Member of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2001 and has over six years experience working in practice in Malaysia (Dr. Ken Yeang of T.R.Hamzah & Yeang); London,UK (Aukett Europe Plc.); Dublin, Ireland (Murray O’Laoire Architects) and a short research placement at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with Dr. John Burnett and Professor Phil Jones (WSA). This professional experience formed the basis for her research interest in sustainable development during six years spent in The Bahamas.
Her Ph.D. was entitled research examined the effectiveness of selected certification schemes at reducing the environmental impact of hotels and proposes a simple, accurate method of CO2 emissions calculation (operational energy) which can be adopted universally. He post doctoral research position involved developing concepts & strategies for Zero Emission Design and the development of robust and reliable method for CO2 Emissions Accounting for materials.
- M.Sc. Sustainable Architecture [Responsible for Emissions as Design Drivers: Design & Theory (AAR4817 + AAR4546 2nd semester) and Masters theses (AAR4993 4th semester)]
- PhD co-supervision
- Masters in Architecture Teaching + supervision
- Bachelor Architecture Teaching + studio guidance (AAR 4331 ARK 3 Studies in Tectonic Culture and AAR4623 Topology & Tectonics)
- Experts in Team School of the Future: Heimdal Vidargående Skole (AAR 4911)
- ZEB WP5 Concepts & Strategies for zero emissions buildings
- Publication sensitivity analysis ZEB residential concept
- Further development CO2 emissons calculation for ZEB pilot projects
- IEA International Energy Agency IEA Annex 57 "Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 Emissions for Building Construction”
- Case Studies- Data Collection and Analysis
- Subtask 4 Technical Report
- Development of Guidelines for Education
- Nordic Build Sted "Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Design” (DTU, KADK, NTNU, Chalmers, VTT) with (Vam Kunst, Helen & Hard, White, OOPEA, Studio Granda)
- Standard Norge- Development of a Norwegian Standard for the calculation of Embodied Emission for Materials
- IEA Annex 57 Subtask 4 Joint Leader
- SB13 Graz, CESB16 Prague – Scientific Committee
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) Is a net life cycle balance for energy and materials achievable for a zero emission single-family building in Norway?. Energy and Buildings. vol. 168.
- (2018) Parametric design to minimize the embodied GHG emissions in a ZEB. Energy and Buildings.
- (2018) Parametric design to minimize the embodied GHG emissions in a ZEB. Energy and Buildings. vol. 167.
- (2018) Design and construction strategies for reducing embodied impacts from buildings – Case study analysis. Energy and Buildings. vol. 166.
- (2018) Analysing methodological choices in calculations of embodied energy and GHG emissions from buildings. Energy and Buildings. vol. 158.
- (2017) IEA EBC Annex 57 ‘Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction’. Energy and Buildings. vol. 154.
- (2017) Analysing methodological choices in calculations of embodied energy and GHG emissions from buildings. Energy and Buildings. vol. 158 (1487).
- (2016) Influence of PV technology and system design on the emission balance of a net zero emission building concept. Solar Energy. vol. 130.
- (2015) Life cycle emissions analysis of two nZEB concepts. Building Research & Information. vol. 43 (1).
- (2015) Net-zero buildings: incorporating embodied impacts. Building Research & Information. vol. 43 (1).
- (2014) A net zero emission concept analysis of a single-family house. Energy and Buildings. vol. 74 (May).
- (2011) Industry- and Research-driven Education in Sustainable Architecture: Transitioning Towards a Professional M.Sc. Programme on Zero Emission Built Environments. International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development. vol. 2 (4).
- (2017) Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction: Subtask 4 - Case Studies Demonstrating Embodied Energy and Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Buildings. 2017. ISBN 978-4-909107-09-1.
- (2017) International Energy Agency Guideline for Designers and Consultants Part 2 : Strategies for reducing Embodied Energy and Embodied GHG Emissions for Building Construction. 2017. ISBN 978-4-909107-01-5.
- (2017) International Energy Agency Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction (Annex 57) Subtask 4: Case studies and recommendations for the reduction of embodied energy and embodied greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. 2017. ISBN 978-4-909107-08-4.
- (2017) International Energy Agency Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction (Annex 57) Overview of Annex 57 Results. 2017. ISBN 978-4-909107-10-7.
- (2016) MSc programme in Sustainable Architecture at NTNU. 2016. ISBN 9781899895212.
- (2016) Life Cycle GHG Emissions from a wooden load bearing alternative for a ZEB office building. vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich. 2016. ISBN 978-3-7281-3774-6.
Part of book/report
- (2018) Embodied Carbon Measurement, Mitigation and Management Within Europe, Drawing on a Cross-Case Analysis of 60 Building Case Studies. Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management, and Mitigation.
- (2017) Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Material Use in the Living Laboratory. Proceedings of World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong. Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action. WSBE17.