Aalborg University (AAU) was inaugurated in 1974 as the fifth Danish university with more than 20,000 students registered and more than 2500 scientific staff-year. The Architectural Engineering division at the Department of the Built Environment is concerned with research and education in the analysis, design, construction, and operation of engineering systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities.
Energy certification and energy assessment of the existing and new built building stock has been one of the important topics of research and legislation in recent years. Architectural Engineering division has for many years developed and improved tools for building energy and indoor climate assessment – Be18 and BSim. Over the last years the division has been involved in research projects and teaching activities related to deep energy renovations, development of different new technologies aiming renovation market and energy conservation and several demonstration cases focused on energy and indoor climate assessments and building commissioning. The division has extensive experiences with monitoring and analysis of real energy performances of buildings and buildings services. Fundamental understanding of energy behavior of buildings, building’s services/HVAC and systems. Deep knowledge on advanced energy modelling of buildings, building performance simulations – modelling of the indoor environment and modelling of human behavior. The division has been undertaken number of research grants from the Danish Research Council and the Danish Energy Agency in the field of renewable energy and energy use in buildings and has excellent experience in international cooperation within the framework of International Energy Agency.