Background and activities

Main teaching activities: Building Performance Simulation (TBA4166EP8301) and Heat Pumps for Heating and Cooling of Buildings (TEP4260).

Research areas: Building Performance Simulation (BPS), heating, cooling and ventilation systems (HVAC), heat pump systems, zero energy and zero emission buildings (ZEB), energy flexible buildings and control, physical-based and data-driven modelling of buildings, computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Research activities and projects:

Leader of the work package 3, "responsive and energy efficient buildings", in the Norwegian research centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities, ZEN ( 

Integration of heating, cooling and ventilation systems in buildings

  • HVAC for renovation of single-family houses (OPPTRE project).
  • Design and integration of heat pump systems (ChiNoZEN project).
  • Building integration of wood stoves (SusWoodStoves project).

Energy flexibility of buildings and control

  • Energy flexible operation of heat pump systems.
  • Data-driven modelling and Model Predictive Control of buildings (Norwegian research centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities, ZEN).
Other modelling developments
  • High-resolution CFD for airflows inside buildings.

Memberships of committees:

  • President of the Nordic Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA-Nordic).
  • Member of the SN/K 34 national standardization committee about the energy performance of buildings.
  • Member of Norsk VVS Stiftelsen – NORVAC Foundation.

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