Ongoing projects

Ongoing externally-financed projects

  • Hyperion – Resilience and sustainable reconstruction of historic areas to cope with climate change and hazard events
  • BestVent – Best demand-controlled Ventilation strategies to maximize air quality in occupied spaces and minimize energy use in empty spaces. Postdoctoral position and master-thesis in collaboration with SINTEF Community
  • SvalVent – Cool and comfortable demand-controlled ventilation, with individual control, for low-energy cooling of office buildings
  • EEsettlement – Embodied Energy, Costs and Traffic in Different Settlement Patterns. Postdoctoral position via SINTEF Community
  • KL-Tre SMART – Evaluation of the thermal properties of cross-laminated timber (CLT). OsloMet laboratory will be used for measurements.
  • Explicit High-Fidelity numerical methods for compressible flows – A Research Council funded High Performance Computing (HPC) project.
  • Urban Ventilation – To improve knowledge and recommendations for more robust, healthy, and sustainable ventilation solutions for homes in an urban environment. We will examine exposure to health-related contaminants and their dynamics, humidity and building physics. The project will be carried out using statistical field studies, laboratory experiments, full-scale experiments, numerical modeling and expert workshops.

Events

  • BuildSim Nordic 2020 – OsloMet was host of this international conference on building performance simulation, co-organized with IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association)
  • Healthy Buildings 2021 – Europe – OsloMet is host of this international conference co-organized with ISIAQ (International Society for Indoor Air Quality)

Ongoing faculty-funded research

  • Alex G. Caceres (PhD) – Promoting cost-optimal energy retrofits through improved energy labeling.
  • Mehrdad Rabani (PhD) – Retrofitting of Non-Residential Buildings towards Nearly Zero Energy-Technical Environmental, and Economic Aspects
  • IEA EBC Annex 81Data-Driven Smart Buildings. OsloMet will constribute to subtasks on energy use data sets, meteorological data, low-order building energy models, machine learning (parameter fitting, MPC), Fault Detection & Diagnosis (FDD).