• Automatic vs Manual Control Strategy for Window Blinds and Ceiling Lights: Consequences to Perceived Visual and Thermal Discomfort 

      Lolli, Nicola; Nocente, Alessandro; Brozovsky, Johannes; Woods, Ruth; Grynning, Steinar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      A case study to evaluate the occupants' satisfaction in relation to two different control strategies (fully automatic and manual) for blind and ceiling lights use in cell offices was carried on in Trondheim, Norway. A group ...
    • CFD Study of Diffuse Ceiling Ventilation through Perforated Ceiling Panels 

      Nocente, Alessandro; Arslan, Tufan; Grynning, Steinar; Goia, Francesco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Diffuse Ceiling Ventilation (DCV) is a promising concept to address internal air quality and thermal comfort requirements in contemporary buildings. Sound-absorbing perforated ceiling panels are common in office rooms and ...
    • Comparative field tests of an electrochromic shading device - thermal and visual comfort 

      Nocente, Alessandro; Oksavik, Odne Andreas; Gullbrekken, Lars; Grynning, Steinar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Electrochromic devices (EC), or Smart Windows, are amongst the most promising technologies to increase users' wellbeing in buildings. A comparative test of EC windows performance was realised in the ZEB Test Cell Laboratory ...
    • Electrochromic Glass system in Norwegian Climate: Control strategies and Impact on the indoor thermal conditions 

      Nocente, Alessandro; Grynning, Steinar; Gullbrekken, Lars (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      This work investigates by simulations the impact of the use of Electrochromic (EC) windows in a modern wooden cabin with large window area in a colder climate. The climatic areas considered are 4 different locations in ...
    • Impact of Climate Change in Building Envelope Design: The Performance to Withstand Mould Growth 

      Gradeci, Klodian; Nocente, Alessandro; Labonnote, Nathalie; Rüther, Petra (Chapter; Conference object, 2020)
      Mould growth is abiodeterioration phenomenonthat jeopardizesthe integrity, functionality and durability of building envelopes. The performance to withstand biodeterioration depends on the critical hygrothermal conditions ...
    • Microclimate measurements in ventilated air gaps – instrumentation and first results 

      Rüther, Petra; Oksavik, Odne Andreas; Nocente, Alessandro; Gullbrekken, Lars (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      To achieve energy efficient buildings, the requirements for air tightness in Norway were strengthened in the recent years. Thus, the use of tape for tightening connections and overlaps in the wind barrier and vapour barrier ...
    • Perceived Control in an Office Test Cell, a Case Study 

      Lolli, Nicola; Nocente, Alessandro; Grynning, Steinar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The influence of different control strategies on the user's satisfaction in cell offices was studied in a full-scale facility in Trondheim, Norway. Eleven participants used two test cells as a workspace and answered a ...
    • Temperature and thermal comfort in office spaces: measurements vs. simulations 

      Lolli, Nicola; Brozovsky, Johannes; Nocente, Alessandro; Grynning, Steinar (Proceedings of the International Building Performance Simulation Association;, Chapter; Conference object; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      A deviation between the calculated and the measured data of energy use in buildings (known as performance gap) has been extensively reported. The aim of this study is to identify the underlying causes of the deviation ...
    • Thermal mass and the effects on heating and cooling demands – an experimental study of an exposed concrete floor 

      Nocente, Alessandro; Grynning, Steinar (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Journal article, 2020)
      The increase of thermal mass in buildings is discussed as a useful measure for reducing the energy demand for heating and cooling while contributing to improve the internal comfort. Several studies confirmed its positive ...
    • Thermal mass and thermal comfort in offices – experimental studies of a concrete floor 

      Grynning, Steinar; Nocente, Alessandro; Gullbrekken, Lars; Skjeggerud, Kjell (CESBP 2019, Conference object; Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Previous studies demonstrated that the use of thermal mass in buildings can contribute to reduce the energy demand and improve the thermal comfort. The thermal mass effect strongly depends on the properties of the materials ...
    • ZEB Laboratory - Research Possibilities 

      Time, Berit; Nocente, Alessandro; Mathisen, Hans Martin; Førland-Larsen, Arne; Myhr, Anders Ramberg; Jacobsen, Terje; Gustavsen, Arild (SINTEF Notat;33, Research notat, 2019)
      The ZEB Laboratory is an experimental facility located in NTNU Gløshaugen campus in Trondheim. The building is designed as 4 storeys high and 1800 m2 area office space and should achieve the ZEB-COM ambition level over 60 ...
    • The ZEB Laboratory: the development of a research tool for future climate adapted zero emission buildings 

      Nocente, Alessandro; Time, Berit; Mathisen, Hans Martin; Kvande, Tore; Gustavsen, Arild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The building sector is responsible for approximately 40 % of the energy consumption and carbon emissions worldwide. Buildings of the future will have to comply not only with stricter energy regulations, but they will also ...