Background and activities

Teaching activities: Engineering Thermodynamics 1, Building Performance Simulation.

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:

Integration of heating, cooling and ventilation systems in buildings

  • HVAC for renovation of single-family houses (OPPTRE project).
  • Building integration of wood stoves (WoodCFD project).
  • Design and integration of heat pumps for nZEB (IEA HPT Annex 49).
  • Simplified space-heating distribution in super-insulated buildings (ZEB centre).

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.
  • Modelling of Norwegian Giga Battery Factory (NorGiBatF project).

Memberships of committees:

  • Member of Norsk VVS Stiftelsen – NORVAC Foundation.
  • Board member 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.

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

  • Yu, Xingji; You, Shi; Cai, Hanmin; Georges, Laurent; Bacher, Peder. (2020) Data-driven Modelling and Optimal Control of Domestic Electric Water Heaters for Demand Response. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2019).

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