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Energy efficiency in buildings

Buildings account for forty percent of the total energy consumption in Norway. In order to solve the electricity crisis and reach the climate targets, we must improve energy efficiency.

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We must build energy-efficient buildings, but since the building stock is being replaced slowly, it is just as important to make what has already been built more energy-efficient.

Energy efficiency can be about building technical solutions, ventilation, lighting, temperature control, heating systems, energy flexibility and how to use the buildings.

SINTEF finds solutions for both new and existing buildings. We work with all types of buildings: residential, public buildings and commercial buildings. We are involved in all aspects of the process – from the technical solutions to passing on the knowledge to the industry and thereby speed up energy efficiency.

We also look into how regulations and support schemes can facilitate energy efficiency.

Listen to the podcast on modelling energy efficiency in buildings, with Igor Sartori.



Builders rush to learn from the ZEB lab showcase

Builders rush to learn from the ZEB lab showcase

The ZEB Laboratory has been utilised both as an office building and a sustainable construction laboratory for about two years. It was designed to be the world’s most ambitious ‘climate-adapted building’ and up to now it has been a great success.