• Thomas Manns Vej 23, 1-342

    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
Office buildings Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2000 2022

Research Output 1974 2020

Designing Room Acoustics using Virtual Reality with Auralization

Wyke, S. C. S., Svidt, K., Christensen, F., Bendix Sørensen, J., Mithun Fadnes, T. & Jensen, R. L., 2020, (In preparation) In : CIB Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article in JournalResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
Pulse code modulation
Heat exchangers
Solar energy

Heat and air transport in differently compacted fibre materials

Christiansen, L., Antonov, Y. I., Jensen, R. L., Arthur, E., de Jonge, L. W., Møldrup, P., Johra, H. & Fojan, P., 14 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Industrial Textiles.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Gas permeability
Thermal conductivity


Best Paper Award: Building Simulation 2015

Torben Østergård (Recipient), Rasmus Lund Jensen (Recipient) & Steffen Enersen Maagaard (Recipient), 7 Dec 2015

Prize: Conference prizes

Decision making

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

Girls' Day in Science AAU 2019

Amelia Reimer Borregaard (Organizer), Rikke Hagensby Jensen (Organizer), Anna Lyhne Jensen (Participant), Anne Marie Svane (Participant), Anne Juhler Hansen (Participant), Ann-Louise Andersen (Participant), Belinda Nors (Participant), Cejna Anna Quist-Jensen (Participant), Katrine Vogt Møller (Participant), Kirstine Meyer Frandsen (Participant), Lea Tøttrup (Participant), Marike Koch van den Broek (Participant), Lone Kørnøv (Participant), Janne Jul Jensen (Participant), Vibeke R Borregaard (Participant), Lotte Sørensen (Participant)
2 Oct 2019

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


Press / Media

Indeklimaet skal have sit eget mærke

Tine Steen Larsen


1 item of Media coverage

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Her er de nominerede til Det Bæredygtige Element

Per Heiselberg


1 item of Media coverage

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Bæredygtige frontløbere skal frem i lyset

Per Heiselberg


2 items of Media coverage

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