Birgitta Nordquist

Birgitta Nordquist

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Birgitta Nordquist is Senior lecturer at the division of Building Services. She has a PhD in Building Services Engineering, at Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University.

The main focus of the research is ventilation and indoor climate. A large part of the research has concerned mainly schools, day-care centres, dwellings and apartments.

Current projects concerns indoor climate and energy efficiency aspects in both new-built energy efficient apartment buildings and old apartment buildings. The window opening behavior has been given focus. Sustainable ventilation solutions when renovating existing buildings is also studied both in terms of energy efficiency and indoor comfort. The findings in several projects have shown that the interaction with the human is one important aspect that must be addressed. 

The research methods include theoretical calculations, development of analytical models, simulations and measurements. The PhD thesis concerned ventilation in classroom; premises for children and many people. Both mechanical and natural ventilation systems and combinations of these; hybrids, have been studied during the years, both in terms of indoor climate and energy efficiency. Measurements of mainly the thermal and hygienically climate have been performed. Several studies treat how technical solutions can be designed to utilize as much renewable energy as possible. The overall goal and interest has always been to create a healthy indoor environment.


Birgitta Nordquist has since 1993 been teaching at university level. She has been teaching civil engineer students, architectural students, surveyors and environmental inspectors in university courses in Building Service Engineering. Currently course leader for the Building Services part in 5 courses, the courses covering a total of 31 higher education credits. Teaches in several courses given by the division of Buildings Services.

The teaching experience includes a total of 16 different courses for Master of Science students and 2 courses for other university students including giving lectures and developing courses. The lectures mainly concerns indoor climate, ventilation, heating, and energy aspects in buildings.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

UKÄ subject classification

  • Building Technologies


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