Background and activities
Graduated in Building Engineering in 2015 at Politecnico di Milano, Matteo Favero is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. He is a member of the 'WP4: Energy flexible neighbourhoods', inside the Research Centre on Zero Energy Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN Centre).
His research deals with investigating how indoor thermal conditions may modulate to provide the capability to the buildings for matching the grid needs while guaranteeing satisfactory comfort conditions. The outcome of this study will support the development of smart control algorithms for buildings, that will be tested experimentally in the ZEB Test Cell Facility to find out their effect on building energy use and indoor thermal comfort.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
- (2022) A guideline to document occupant behavior models for advanced building controls. Building and Environment. vol. 219.
- (2022) Human-in-the-loop methods for occupant-centric building design and operation. Applied Energy. vol. 325.
- (2022) Documenting occupant models for building performance simulation: A state-of-the-art. Journal of Building Performance Simulation. vol. 15 (5).
- (2021) Human thermal comfort under dynamic conditions: An experimental study. Building and Environment. vol. 204.
- (2021) The Role of Occupants in Buildings’ Energy Performance Gap: Myth or Reality?. Sustainability. vol. 13 (6).
- (2021) Test rooms to study human comfort in buildings: a review of controlled experiments and facilities. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. vol. 149.
- (2020) Innovasjonsrapport 2020. Forskningssenteret for nullutslippsområder i smarte byer (FME ZEN). SINTEF akademisk forlag. 2020. ZEN Report (28).
- (2020) Modeling occupant behavior in buildings. Building and Environment. vol. 174 (106768).
- (2020) Energy flexibility of buildings: Understanding how – and how much – thermal comfort by occupants can enable demand-response strategies. ZEN Annual Report 2019.
- (2020) Review of multi‐domain approaches to indoor environmental perception and behaviour. Building and Environment. vol. 176 (106804).