Background and activities

Maria Coral is a PhD candidate in the climate/comfort comparison for sustainable building design, at the Energy and Environment Group in the Department of Architecture and Technology, and the Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities. She is also an assistant lecturer at the international MSc. in Sustainable Architecture at NTNU.

In her research, she explores how to update the methodology for bioclimatic building design, so that it can be better applied in cold climates, with a special focus on non-residential buildings.

In connection with her research, she got involved in the R&D projects “Natural Climatization of Office Buildings” and "Simplification of Technical Systems" with Skanska, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, and the Norwegian Green Building Council.

Her background is in architecture, with a MSc. in Sustainable Architecture from NTNU (Norway) and a M.Arch. from the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain).

In the last years, she has acquired a deeper knowledge on architectural science, with a particular focus on bioclimatic building design, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, energy efficiency and building performance simulation.

She has recently become ambassador for the EU BUILD UP project, the European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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