WP 3

WP leader 

  • Søren Aggerholm, forskningschef, Aalborg Universitet, Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut

Objective

The overall objective of the work package is through the application of new materials and material combinations as well as new sensor technology and integration of information technology to produce much more “intelligent” building components, which are able to dynamically change their characteristics and be integrated as active controllable parts of larger building systems.

Dynamic building envelope solutions for renovation of residential buildings

The theories and methodologies of this work are analysis of heat, mass and moisture transfer combined with building design and experimental performance verification. The work will focus on development of dynamic building envelope solutions that combine high insulation and air tightness characteristics with exploitation of solar energy and integration of ventilation systems. The results will give the necessary basis for development of new building envelope solutions for extensive energy renovations of housing.

Building Energy Storage

The theories and methodologies of this work are advanced numerical simulation of heat and mass transfer and dynamic building energy simulation. The work will investigate how the energy storage capacity of building components can be increased by applicationof PCM and exploited more effectively by thermal mass activation to reduce or even eliminate the need for cooling (and heating) in ZEB. The results will give the necessary basis for development of building energy storage components for ZEB concepts. (part of the work will conducted by a PhD – project partly financed by Aalborg Portland).

Dynamic multifunctional window and glazed façade technologies

The theories and methodologies of this work are advanced numerical simulation of combined radiation, heat and mass transfer in glazed constructions, control theory and experimental performance verification under real life conditions. The work will investigate the possibilities for integration and control of multiple functions in windows and glazed facades. The results will give the necessary basis for development of new dynamic, intelligent and multifunctional windows and glazed facade technologies for ZEB concepts.

Affiliated PhD projects