NSB 2023: 13th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics

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The 13th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB2023) took place at Aalborg University in the city of Aalborg, Denmark, from the 12th to the 14th of June, 2023. NSB2023 was organised by the Department of the Built Environment of Aalborg University, with the help of fellow researchers from Aarhus University, the University of Southern Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark. 250 participants attended NSB2023 and the program included 3 keynotes, 182 paper presentations and one workshop over 3 days and 34 sessions, see NSB2023 Final Program with links. The Scientific Papers (6-8 pages) were published in proceedings by the IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 2654, see link NSB2023 Scientific papers, and the Technical Papers (1-6 pages) were published by Aalborg University in a dedicated book of technical papers, see NSB2023 - Book of Technical Papers. The authors of the best scientific papers were invited to extend their paper to publication in a Journal of Building Physics “NSB2023 Special Issue”. All reviews were conducted by the 124 members of the scientific committee, see NSB2023 Orgnisation for committees and sponsors.

Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB) has been arranged every third year since 1987 and is the largest international conference in Building Physics with longest timeline and traditions. NSB is organized in the Nordic countries but is not limited to cold climate and has now participants from all over the world. NSB is a forum for scientists, practitioners, PhD students and other building professionals to share new research results, demonstrate innovative and sustainable building technologies, and discuss current and future challenges and solutions within building physics, heat, air and moisture transfer in buildings, and on aspects of moisture problems in the built environment, energy performance and indoor environmental quality.

The NSB 2023 central theme was “Building physics as a key player for the sustainable built environment”. The conference focus was on the following aspects that all require a throughout understanding of building physics:
•Heat, air and moisture transport
•Measurement and modelling techniques
•Material properties
•Contaminant transfer (gas phase, airborne pollutants)
•Outdoor and indoor climate for building physics analysis
•Hygrothermal performance of building envelope
•Advanced building envelope systems
•Air-tightness, air movement inside and around the buildings
•Building materials and components
•Climate change and climate adaptation of buildings
•Moisture and mould problems
•Investigation methods of moisture and microbial damages
•Moisture safety in design, construction, and maintenance
•Durability of materials and structures
•Repair methods
•Architectural design integration
•Interaction with HVAC systems and solar shading
•Indoor environmental quality: air quality, daylight, thermal comfort and acoustics
•Passive, active and low-energy buildings, zero-emission buildings
•Retrofitting and conservation of buildings, including historical buildings
•Building sustainability and circularity
•Integrated BIM solutions for building physics, energy performance and indoor environmental quality
•Education about building physics: innovative tools and methods

Next NSB takes place in June 7-10, 2026 in Tampere, Finland, and is hosted by Tampere University.
Periode12 jun. 202314 jun. 2023
ArrangørInstitut for Byggeri, By og Miljø
SponsorerRealdania, RAMCON A/S, Velux, Comsol AB, Airmaster, WOODSENSE
PlaceringAalborg, DanmarkVis på kort
Grad af anerkendelseInternational


  • konference
  • Bygningsfysik
  • nordisk
  • fugt
  • indeklima
  • Skimmelsvampevækst
  • varmetransport
  • Lufttæthed
  • fugttransport
  • klimaskærm
  • modellering
  • holdbarhed
  • bæredygtighed
  • transport af uønskede stoffer
  • bygningsmaterialer
  • materialeegenskaber
  • hygrotermisk ydeevne
  • facader
  • renovering