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01/26/18: Defence of doctoral dissertation in the field of energy engineering, Sudip Kumar Pal, M.Sc.

Life-cycle design and multi-objective optimization of residential building envelope and systems.

The public examination of the doctoral dissertation of Sudip Kumar Pal, M.Sc. (Tech.), will be held on 26 January 2018 at 12.00 at the Aalto University School of Engineering. The title of the dissertation is Life-cycle design and multi-objective optimization of residential building envelope and systems. Field of the dissertation is energy engineering.

The building sector is undergoing a transition, where the aim is to build energy efficient, cost-optimal and carbon-optimal buildings. Supporting this aim, the current focus is to reduce the operational energy (heating, electricity, cooling etc.) needs of a building. Although at the same time there is a rise in energy demand in building elements production and construction phase (i.e., embodied energy). Therefore, the present dissertation argues with the conventional design approach based on only operational energy.

This dissertation uses simulation, life cycle analysis and life cycle optimization as methods to design life cycle energy efficient, cost-optimal and carbon-optimal building envelope and services through case studies for residential building in Finland. The results of this dissertation can contribute towards the design of life cycle low energy or, low carbon cost effective optimized buildings. 

Opponents: Professor Leif Gustavsson, Linnaeus University, Sweden, and Professor Targo Kalamees, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Supervisor: Professor Kai Siren, Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Electronic dissertation: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-60-7781-9

Doctoral candidate’s contact information: Sudip Kumar Pal, sudip.pal@aalto.fi, https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/49