Indoor Climate and Energy

The Indoor Climate and Energy Research Group deals with the primary reason for building buildings, namely to achieve a healthy, productive and comfortable environment for long term stay – a good indoor environment. A good indoor environment is functional, aesthetically pleasing and have a good indoor climate. Furthermore, it is important that good indoor environment is achieved with sustainable use of natural resources and with minimum impact on the outdoor environment.

This research group focuses on the development of sustainable technologies and methods to achieve good indoor climate, i.e. thermal comfort, high air quality and good daylighting conditions. Specific areas of competence are:

  • Building Physics and Services
  • Building Simulation – thermal, airflow, daylight, and economic optimization
  • Integrated Energy Design - methods and tools to inform all phases of the design process
  • Indoor Climate Studies - including indoor climate impact on learning and productivity
  • The Role of Buildings in Smart Grids – e.g. the use of predictive control of building systems operation
  • Laboratory testing of airflow in and around buildings

The research group has access to a large amount of testing equipment and good laboratory facilities.

The research group is carrying out research in collaboration with the national and international partners. Furthermore, the research group is also responsible for the research-based education of MSc in Integrated Energy Design at Aarhus University.