Background and activities


Arild Gustavsen is Head of Department and Professor in building physics at Department of Architecture 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

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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