Background and activities
Fields of competence
Inger Andresen is focusing on developing concepts and solutions for zero emission buildings and plus energy houses. Her main research interest is to develop effective energy solutions that are integral parts of the building design and that supports the realisation of sustainable buildings and good architecture. Her focus is not only on energy efficiency and low carbon footprint, but also on solutions that perform well with respect to indoor and outdoor environment, economics and social aspects.
Andresen has a PhD in Integrated energy design from NTNU (2000) og a masters degree in "Building energy systems" from University of Colorado (1991).
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
- (2020) An analytical method for evaluating and visualizing embodied carbon emissions of buildings. Building and Environment. vol. 168.
- (2019) The Norwegian ZEB definition and lessons learnt from nine pilot zero emission building projects. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352 (1).
- (2019) Estimated and actual construction inventory data in embodied greenhouse gas emission calculations for a Norwegian zero emission building (ZEB) construction site. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. vol. 131.
- (2019) Lessons learnt from the design and construction strategies of two Norwegian low emission construction sites. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352.
- (2019) Value-based decision making in the pre-design stage of sustainable building renovation projects – exploring two methods for weighting criteria. International Journal of Construction Management.
- (2019) Building Bioclimatic Design in cold climate office buildings. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352 (1).
- (2019) Heat analysis for energy management in neighbourhoods: case study of a large housing cooperative in Norway. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. vol. 609.
- (2019) Analysing electricity demand in neighbourhoods with electricity generation from solar power systems: A case study of a large housing cooperative in Norway. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352.
- (2019) Electricity analysis for energy management in neighbourhoods: Case study of a large housing cooperative in Norway. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. vol. 1343.
- (2019) A Norwegian zero emission neighbourhood (ZEN) definition and a ZEN key performance indicator (KPI) tool. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352 (1).
- (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) A Database Tool for Systematic Analysis of Embodied Emissions in Buildings and Neighborhoods. Buildings. vol. 8 (106).
- (2018) Lessons learnt from embodied GHG emission calculations in zero emission buildings (ZEBs) from the Norwegian ZEB research centre. Energy and Buildings. vol. 165.
- (2017) Towards Zero Energy and Zero Emission Buildings – Definitions, Concepts and Strategies. Curr Sustainable Renewable Energy Rep. vol. 4 (2).
- (2017) Comparative emission analysis of low-energy and zero-emission buildings. Building Research & Information. vol. 46 (4).
- (2017) The Role of Utility Companies In Municipal Planning of Smart Energy Communities. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning. vol. 13 (4).
- (2017) Zero emission office building in Bergen: Experiences from first year of operation. Energy Procedia. vol. 132.
- (2016) Embodied greenhouse gas emissions from PV systems in Norwegian residential Zero Emission Pilot Buildings. Solar Energy. vol. 133.
- (2016) Aerogel vs. argon insulation in windows: A greenhouse gas emissions analysis. Building and Environment. vol. 101.
- (2015) Solar energy for net zero energy buildings - A comparison between solar thermal, PV and photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) systems. Solar Energy. vol. 122.