The reason why we live in buildings is to have a healthy, productive and comfortable (indoor) environment for long-term stays. It is important that we achieve this with a sustainable use of natural resources.
The Indoor Climate and Energy research group focus on the development of sustainable methods and technologies to achieve sustainable, healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environments. We have four focus areas:
The research group makes investigations that quantifies how indoor climate affects human comfort and productivity. Here are some examples.
It is important to be aware of the how potential design decisions may affect the indoor environment and use of natural resources. For this purpose, we make use of legacy simulation tools but also develop new software. Here are some examples:
BUILDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT
The future energy source is primarily solar and wind energy which vary with weather conditions. Future building energy management must accommodate this. Here are some examples:
RESOURCE-EFFICENCY: ANALYSIS; CONCEPTS AND COMPONENTS
The research group research in resource-efficiency in buildings. Here are some examples:
 Petersen S., Jensen K.L., Pedersen A.L.S., Rasmussen H.S. The effect of increased classroom ventilation rate indicated by reduced CO2-concentration on the performance of schoolwork by children. Indoor Air 26 (2016) 366–379
 Strøm-Tejsen P., Mathiasen S., Bach M. and Petersen S. The effects of increased bedroom air temperature on sleep and next-day mental performance. The 14th international Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Ghent, Belgium. 2016
 Petersen S., Clausen A.H. and Knudsen L.D.S. Investigating the Ability of Prevailing Thermal Comfort Models to Predict Thermal Comfort in Homes. 12th REHVA World Conference CLIMA. Aalborg, Denmark. 2016
 Petersen S. and Pedersen S.M.L. Desktop polling station for real-time building occupant feedback. 12th REHVA World Conference CLIMA. Aalborg, Denmark. 2016
 Knudsen M.D. and Petersen S. Demand Response Potential of Model Predictive Control of Space Heating based on Price and Carbon Dioxide Intensity Signals. Energy and Buildings 145 (2016) 196–204
 Knudsen M.D. and Petersen S. Model Predictive Control of Domestic Hot Water Preparation in Ultra-Low Temperature District Heating Systems. Energy and Buildings 141 (2017) 158–166
 Pedersen T.H., Hedegaard R.E., Petersen S. Space Heating Demand Response Potential for Retrofitted Residential Apartment Blocks. Energy and Buildings 141 (2017) 158–166
 Kristensen, M.H, Hedegaard R.E., Petersen S. Hierarchical calibration of archetypes for urban building energy modeling. Energy and Buildings (2018) 175, 219-234
 Brejnrod K.N., Kalbar P., Petersen S., Birkved M. The absolute environmental performance of buildings. Building and Environment 9 (2017) 87–98
 Petersen S., Christensen N.U., Heinsen C., Hansen A.S. Investigation of the displacement effect of a diffuse ceiling ventilation system. Energy and Buildings 85 (2014) 265–274.
 Pedersen T.H., Nielsen K.U., Knudsen, M.D., Petersen S. Method for room occupancy detection based on trajectory of indoor climate sensor data. Building and Environment 115 (2017) 147–156
 Kristensen M.H. and Petersen S. Does embodied energy in windows affect their
energy-efficiency ranking? 12th REHVA World Conference CLIMA. Aalborg, Denmark. 2016