Operation Room Laboratory

Operation Room Laboratory

The operation room facilities (OR Lab) will facilitate new research and innovation on energy efficient indoor environment control technologies and solutions for the operating room of the future.

dolls in doctors and nurses uniforms in a laboratory. Photo
Photo: Maren Agdestein/NTNU

About OR-Lab

The OR lab is engaged to develop new solutions for the following challenges:

  • High mortality in operating rooms
  • Very high energy consumption for indoor environment control in operating rooms
  • Very high indoor air quality requirements

Contributors to the OR lab: Sykehusbygg, St. Olavs hospital, Swegon, Lindab, Halton, Glamox, COWI, NTNU Campusservice.


  • NTNU Discovery Hovedprosjekt 2019- 2020 – Condilight
  • Helse Midt-Norge Innovation project 2020-2021 - HMN-1784: Inneklima, pasientsikkerhet og arbeidsmiljø på operasjonsstua

Visiting Address:

Visiting Address:

Varmetekniske laboratorier

Kolbjørn Hejes v. 1B

7034 Trondheim

Energy and surgery

Energy and surgery

"The purpose of my PhD project is to explore energy-efficient distribution methods for indoor environment control and airflow, which enables a safe surgical microenvironment in operating rooms."

- Yang Bi, PhD candidate

Read the whole blog entry of PhD Candidate Yang Bi (in Norwegian).