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Norway is represented by the research institute SINTEF, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU and the engineering company COWI.

National Team leader

John Clauß
PhD, Research Scientist
Architecture, Materials and Structures, SINTEF Community
Mobile: +47 942 84 156
Email: john.clauss(at)

National team

Laurent Georges
Associate professor
Department of Energy and Process Engineering
7465 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: +47-(0)735-92484
Email: laurent.georges(at)

Jørn Stene, dr. ing.
Consultant/associate professor II
COWI AS/NTNU - Energy and Process Engineering
Otto Nielsens vei 12
7052 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: +47-73591642
Fax: +47-73593950

Former National team members

Maria Justo Alonso
SINTEF Byggforsk | SINTEF Building and Infrastructure
Høgskoleringen 7B
7465 Trondheim, Norway
Tel: +47-(0)735-944 28 591
Email: maria.justo.alonso(at)

Øystein Rønneseth
SINTEF Byggforsk | SINTEF Building and Infrastructure
Høgskoleringen 7B
NO-7456 Trondheim
Mobile: +47 951 06 882
Email: Oystein.Ronneseth(at)

Norwegian links

Enova SF
Enova SF is public enterprise owned by the Royal
Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
Enova SF`s main mission is to contribute to
environmentally sound and rational use and
production of energy, relying on financial
instruments and incentives to stimulate market
actors and mechanisms to achieve national
energy policy goals.
Enova financially supports the national project
of Norway.

The Norwegian Research Centre on Zero
Emissions Buildings (ZEB)

In February 2009, the Research Council of
Norway assigned The Faculty of Architecture and
Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science
and Technology (NTNU) to host the Research
Centre on Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB), which is
one of eight new national Centres for
Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). The
main objective of the FME-centres is to contribute
to the development of good technologies for
environmentally friendly energy and to raise the
level of Norwegian expertise in this area.

The Norwegian Heat Pump Association
The Norwegian Heat Pump Association (NOVAP) is
an independent organisation which is working for
the implementation of heat pumps in the
Norwegian energy system. The members of
NOVAP are heat pump manufactures, wholesale
dealers and suppliers. NOVAP's main activities are
to advance high quality heat pump systems, be a
centre of expertise, represent the heat pump
business sector in national and international fora,
and provide high quality heat pump information to
different target groups.