• Thomas Manns Vej 23

    9220 Aalborg Ø


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Head of research group
Per Heiselberg

The reserach group is associated with the Division of Architectural Engineering.

The research is based on the social needs for minimizing the energy use and environmental influences of the construction industry and at the same time maintain a satisfactory indoor climate. Pursuing this, the design process and the design of buildings is changing continuously as well as the role of buildings as part of the future renewable energy system.

The research objective is to minimize the influences on the environment through increased utilization of passive and natural energy technologies such as passive solar heating, passive cooling, natural and hybrid ventilation and daylight. In some areas the limit for optimizing single components has been reached so that further development requires system optimization with simultaneous participation of all players of the building sector. Apart from research in high energy-efficiency buildings, research in smart integration of existing buildings in the future integrated energy system in order to increase capacity of the existing distribution grids as well as to increase utilization of renewable energy resources is an important topic.

Energy conversion in buildings and the role of buildings in a smart energy system is due to the interaction of a number of factors such as building design, adaptation to the surroundings, outdoor climate, the use of buildings, building services, user behavior, the control strategies etc. Special focus is devoted to the interaction of natural energy technologies such as natural ventilation, passive solar heating, passive cooling and daylight and building design as well as optimization of the interaction between traditional building services and natural systems and how thermal building energy storage can benefit energy use flexibility.

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Ventilation Engineering & Materials Science
Air Engineering & Materials Science
Ceilings Engineering & Materials Science
Thermal comfort Engineering & Materials Science
Cooling Engineering & Materials Science
Computational fluid dynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Facades Engineering & Materials Science
Phase change materials Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2000 2022

Research Output 1974 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A holistic analysis of a BIM-mediated building design process using activity theory

Gade, P., Gade, A. N., Otrel-Cass, K. & Svidt, K., 3 Jun 2019, In : Construction Management and Economics. 37, 6, p. 336-350 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Design process
Information modeling
Activity theory

A performance evaluation of future low voltage grids in presence of prosumers modelled in high temporal resolution

Marszal, A. J., Mendaza, I. D. D. C., Bak-Jensen, B. & Heiselberg, P. K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Sustainable Cities and Society. 44, January 2019, p. 702-714 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Electric power distribution
Electric potential

A review of advanced air distribution methods - theory, practice, limitations and solutions

Yang, B., Melikov, A., Kabanshi, A., Zhang, C., Bauman, F., Cao, G., Awbi, H., Wigö, H., Niu, JI., Cheong, K. W. D., Tham, KW., Sandberg, M., Nielsen, P. V., Kosonen, R., Yao, R., Kato, S., Kato, S., Sekhar, C., Schiavon, S., Karimipanah, T. & 3 others, Karimipanah, T., Li, X. & Zhang, L., Nov 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 202

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Air quality

Activities 2006 2020

InterHUB Project Internal seminar

Hicham Johra (Participant)
18 May 202020 May 2020

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Zero Emission and Plus Energy Buildings

Hicham Johra (Participant)
6 Nov 20197 Nov 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

InterHUB Project Internal Seminar

Hicham Johra (Participant)
26 Sep 201927 Sep 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Press / Media

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Seniorer vil bo i sommerhuset hele året, men er bekymrede for udgifterne

Tine Steen Larsen


1 item of Media coverage

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