Buildings Post Corona is a collaborative project between Chalmers, KTH, Lund University, Umeå University and various project partners. Through this breadth of expertise and available infrastructure the project will cover the perspectives and methods needed to design a good indoor environment.
At the division of Buildings Services Engineering, Chalmers, the research team builds knowledge of system solutions for ventilation, heating, cooling, as well as control and regulation technology. The goal is to develop and disseminate knowledge about methods that contribute to good indoor environments in energy and resource-efficient buildings. The research is based on a combination of theoretical modeling, experiments in a controlled laboratory environment and field studies.
KTH Live-In Lab is a platform with several test beds in real environments for testing and researching new technologies and new methods. Through collaboration projects with industry, academia and society, KTH Live-In Lab shortens the lead times between research results and introduction to the market. KTH Live-In Lab spreads knowledge about technology, methods and systems that enable the smart and sustainable buildings of the future. KTH Live-In Lab accelerates the pace of innovation in the civil engineering sector.
The aerosol laboratory at Lund University is an advanced infrastructure for examining airborne particles in different environments. In addition to a wide range of techniques for measuring the biological, physical and chemical properties of pollutants and contaminants in the air, the laboratory also has rooms for controlled simulation of ventilation, climate and exposure. Researchers at the laboratory work, among other things, in close collaboration with healthcare on how infection is spread and can be counteracted.
The Center for Healthy Indoor Environments (CHIE) adds interdisciplinary expertise that combines technical, psychological and medical aspects to create healthy indoor environments. CHIE promotes methods for a holistic view with a focus on the residents' needs, health and well-being.
The energy efficiency group at Umeå University conducts research focusing on the end-use of energy and the indoor environment in buildings. The aim is to develop more powerful methods and methodologies for evaluation, validation, and control towards a better indoor thermal environment and air quality with increased energy efficiency.
The work is based on laboratory investigations and field measurements as well as on simulations of newly built and refurbished buildings. The research group has experimental equipment for field measurements, but also a laboratory at the university with a climate chamber and technical installations for experimental studies. Simulations are performed with both data-driven and physical models. Often, the research projects are interdisciplinary and often involve several different disciplines in energy and building construction technology, ranging from primary energy conversion (production), distribution, and energy end-use.
The project is carried out in close collaboration with:
- Akademiska Hus
- Bengt Dahlgren
- Boverket – the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning
- Einar Mattsson
- Energi- och Miljötekniska Föreningen
- Lokalförvaltningen Göteborg
- Länsgården Fastigheter
- Svensk Ventilation