Background and activities

I am a Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning at NTNU, and part of the Centre for Real Estate and Facilities Management. I teach Master level courses on Introductory to Facilities Management and Sustainable Facilities Management. One of my key areas of interest is knowledge transfer that occurs across disconnected practices across the life-cycle - planning, implementation and operation. My research builds on organisation management theories to understand the interplay of practices, clients, end users and particularly facility managers in the renovation of low energy emission neighbourhoods and districts. Projects include Near Zero Energy Neighbourhood and IEA/SHC Task 51 Solar Energy in Urban Planning. 

In my previous role at University of Reading, I used case study research approach to examine the handover of digital data from design to operations in large projects such as London 2012 Olympics and other smaller projects. I have also considered the role of BIM as it progresses in projects into facilities management. In my PhD I examined innovation in facilities management through the introduction of RFID in one case study organization using social construction approach. I have an MSc in applied social research methods and a degree in history and sociology.

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

  • Glatz-Reichenbach, Joachim; Lindkvist, Carmel Margaret; Vilarinho, Thomas; Minde, Adrian; Cretella, Giuseppina; Wienhofen, Leendert Wilhelmus Marinus. (2015) End user centred interactive software architecture and design: The creation of communities for a smart energy use. 2015 15th International Conference on Innovations for Community Services (I4CS), Nuremberg,8-10 July 2015.
  • Wienhofen, Leendert Wilhelmus Marinus; Lindkvist, Carmel Margaret; Noebels, Matthias. (2014) User-centered design for smart solar-powered micro-grid communities. 14th International Conference on Innovations for Community Services, I4CS 2014; Reims; France; 4-6 June 2014.


  • Lobaccaro, Gabriele; Lindkvist, Carmel Margaret; Wall, Maria. (2018) Lessons learnt from case studies of solar energy in urban planning. 2018.
  • Lindkvist, Carmel Margaret; Wyckmans, Annemie; ZenN project team, (Various organisations). (2017) ZenN Guidelines: Translation of technical knowledge for nearly zero energy neighbourhoods. 2017.
  • Lindkvist, Carmel Margaret; ZenN project team, (Various organisations). (2017) Nearly zero energy neighbourhoods: Energy efficient renovations of residential areas. 2017.
  • Lobaccaro, Gabriele; Lindkvist, Carmel Margaret; Wall, Maria; Wyckmans, Annemie. (2017) IEA/SHC Task 51 Subtask C: Case studies and action research Illustrative Prospective of Solar Energy in Urban Planning Collection of International Case Studies. 2017.
  • Lindkvist, Carmel Margaret; Karlsson, Anja. (2013) ZenN - Nearly Zero energy Neighbourhoods: Common barriers and challenges in current practice in Europe (D1.1. Report). 2013.