Energy and Building Design

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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At Energy and Building Design we look at the whole building as a system. Starting with the whole building, the aim is to design sustainable and energy-efficient buildings with high thermal and visual comfort in coordination with the technical distribution systems of the buildings. The unique placement of the division at a University with educational programmes for engineers, architects and industrial designers provides a good base for the interdisciplinary expertise that is required to design technically and architecturally well-functioning and aesthetically pleasing solutions.

 Within Energy and Building Design we focus on:

  • Energy use and energy-efficiency
  • Thermal and visual comfort
  • Passive and active use of solar energy
  • Passive cooling (window opening/solar protection)
  • Glass in buildings
  • The demands and requirements of the user

The research covers the whole area between theory and demonstration projects. Our projects are about:

  • Development of calculation models
  • Simulation and analysis
  • Measurements of the performance of components, for example g-values of shading devices, efficiency of solar collectors
  • Validation of calculation models by measurements
  • Demonstration buildings; participation in design, erection and evaluation phases
  • Development of design tools and informative books and brochures