Svend Svendsen

  • Brovej, 118, 210

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


1981 …2021

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Education and work experience. 1974: M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Technical University of Denmark. 1981: Ph.D. in Solar Energy from Technical University of Denmark. 1974-94: various research and faculty positions at Technical University of Denmark. 1994: Professor in Building Energy at the Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark Supervision on PhD-Projects since 1995: 9 finished and the following 10 on-going. Six of the projects in cooperation with private companies. - Christian Anker Hviid. Building integrated ventilation. 2006 - 2009. - Steffen Petersen. Integrated Design of Low Energy Buildings. 2006-2010. - Anne Iversen. Electricity saving light sources and light controls. 2007 – 2011. - Dorthe Mortensen. Energy efficient demand controlled ventilation of dwellings. 2007 – 2011. (co-supervisor) -Michael Jørgensen. Integreret energidesign af store bygninger. 2008-2011. -Jakob Strømann-Andersen. Integreret energidesign I masterplanning. 2008-2011 -Martin Morelli. Energirenovering af bygninger til lavenerginiveau. 2008-2012. -Martin Vraa Nielsen. Integreret energidesign af klimaskærm. 2008-2011. -Alessandro Dalla Rosa. Low Energy Buildings and Heat Supply Systems based on Renewable Energy. 2009-2011 -David Appelfeld. Performance Modeling for Product Development of Advanced Window Systems. 2009-2011. PhD-courses: Organizing international courses in Integrated Design of Low Energy Buildings in 2003 and 2007. Innovation: Leader of network on integrated low energy solutions in existing and new buildings with participation of the research and knowledge centres on energy efficient buildings in Denmark and many companies from the sector. 2006-2010. Teaching: Responsible for courses on integrated design of buildings, sustainable buildings, day lighting. Responsible for part of MSc in Sustainable Energy specializing on Energy savings.

International Experience:
International Committees: ISO TC163/SC1/WG14 Hot box test method for doors and windows. ISO TC163/SC2/WG11: Energy Performance of Windows. Member of organizing committee for Nordic Symposium for Buildings Physics 2008, NSB2008.Member of the Scientific Committee for Energy Design of Buildings by BuildDesk Rockwool International. Reviewer of Journals and Research Projects: Solar Energy(ISES) and Int. Journal of Sustainable Buildings (KTH) and Int. Journal on Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. Evaluation of project proposals for The Research Council of Norway’s Programme RENENERGI. International Research Projects: -International Energy Agency: IEA Annex 32: Integral Building Envelope Performance Assessment. 1996-2000. IEA SHCP Task 18: Advanced Glazing and Associated Materials for Solar and Building Applications. 1992-1997. IEA SHCP Task 27: Performance of Solar Facade Components. 2000-2005. -European Union Projects: WINDAT, Windows as Renewable Energy Sources for Europe.,2001 – 2004. EWERS, European Window Energy Rating System. 2001- 2003.

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Research areas

Low energy buildings, advanced glass facades, new types of ventilation and heating systems. Models and programs for calculation of energy performance of building components, technical systems and whole buildings. Methods for integrated design of low energy buildings. Planning of local urban areas with respect to micro climate, shading effects and energy supply systems.

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Technical University of Denmark


MSc. in Civil Engneering, Technical University of Denmark



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