Background and activities

Bozena Dorota Hrynyszyn has been employed as associate professor at the Department of Building and Environmental Engineering (NTNU) and previously at the Department of Building and Environment (HiST) since 01.08.2010.

She has a master degree  in civil engineering, architecture and urban planning (M Eng Arch), and a doctor degree (Dr Eng) from the Silesian University of Technology in Poland.

Areas of expertise

  • Architecture and urban planning
  • Building engineering
  • Passive House Design*
  • Optimization of buildings energy performance
  • Efficient energy use in buildings
  • Project management

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant at Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, Germany since 2013;                                                                             See more:

International Passive House Association iPHA-Affiliate Member through IG PH Sweden since 2016; See more: 

Research and development (R&D)

  • Efficient energy use in new and existing buildings
  • Optimization of building envelope

Ongoing R&D project at IBM: "Effective use of solar energy using active facade components with glass"

Member of ENERSENSE, a centrally-supported focus area for research in the boundary layer between energy storage, energy efficiency and sensor technology.

Ongoing R&D project at ENERSENSE: "Effective energy use in existing buildings with the use of modern sensor technology and building automation"
Subproject: "Optimized building envelope for efficient energy use and good indoor environment"


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

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Felius, Laurina C; Lamb, Jacob Joseph; Dessen, Fredrik; Hrynyszyn, Bozena Dorota. (2020) Building design and envelope. Energy-Smart Buildings: Design, construction and monitoring of buildings for improved energy efficiency.
  • Felius, Laurina C; Lamb, Jacob Joseph; Hrynyszyn, Bozena Dorota; Dessen, Fredrik. (2020) Smart components and systems. Energy-Smart Buildings: Design, construction and monitoring of buildings for improved energy efficiency.
  • Hrynyszyn, Bozena Dorota; Felius, Laurina Cornelia. (2019) Upgrading of a Typical Norwegian Existing Wooden House According to the EnerPHit Standard. Cold Climate HVAC 2018 - Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates.
  • Hrynyszyn, Bozena Dorota; Tian, Zhiyong. (2019) Retrofitting according to the EnerPHit standard in cold climate - components. 23RD INTERNATIONAL PASSIVE HOUSE CONFERENCE 2019 Conference Proceedings.
  • Hrynyszyn, Bozena Dorota. (2014) Passive house - an option for a modern rorbu?. Conference Proceedings 18th International Passive House Conference 2014.