Background and activities
Mohamed Hamdy is an associate professor at NTNU. He has 12 years of experience in research and consulting within building information modelling (BIM) and life cycle cost analysis (LCCA). His specialties are in high performance buildings, net zero energy buildings, indoor comfort and cost optimality with a special emphasis on using multi-objective optimization algorithm in the early building design phase. He has developed a novel holistic optimization algorithm for finding cost-optimal environmentally-friendly building solutions among a huge number of possible energy-efficiency measures (EEMs) and renewable energy technologies (RETs). In addition to 26 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, books, and conferences, Mohamed Hamdy has supervised/coached a substantial number of Masters and PhD students. He has also written several research proposals, implementing proposals, and reports. M.Hamdy is an associate Editor for the Journal ‘’ Frontiers in Built Environment ‘’ and he was an active member of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Task 40 Team: Towards Net Zero Energy Buildings. He is also a reviewer for highly-reputed publishers such as ‘’Energy and Buildings’’ and ‘’Building and Environment’’, and ‘’Journal of Building Performance Simulation’’. Mohamed Hamdy is also senior consultant for ECOGLOBE GmbH, an independent consultancy that helps real-estate developers, architects and engineers make their projects sustainable and cost-effective using advanced building performance optimization algorithms
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
- (2017) Twenty-year tracking of lighting savings and power density in the residential sector. Energy and Buildings. vol. 154.
- (2017) The impact of climate change on the overheating risk in dwellings–A Dutch case study. Building and Environment. vol. 122.
- (2017) Multi-Objective Optimization of Building Energy Design to Reconcile Collective and Private Perspectives: CO2-eq vs. Discounted Payback Time. Energies. vol. 10 (7).
- (2016) A performance comparison of multi-objective optimization algorithms for solving nearly-zero-energy-building design problems. Energy and Buildings. vol. 121.
- (2013) A multi-stage optimization method for cost-optimal and nearly-zero-energy building solutions in line with the EPBD-recast 2010. Energy and Buildings. vol. 56.
- (2013) Assessing Gaps and Needs for Integrating Building Performance Optimization Tools in Net Zero Energy Buildings Design. Energy and Buildings. vol. 60.