Dr. Bjarne W. Olesen Discusses Radiant Heating and Cooling at SyracuseCoE

SyracuseCoE recently hosted a seminar featuring Dr. Bjarne Olesen of the Technical University of Denmark.  The seminar, presented by Syracuse University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the EQS STAR Center for Environmental Quality Systems, discussed the possibilities and limitations for the use of water based radiant heating and cooling systems.  Dr. Olesen demonstrated the application of radiant heating and cooling and featured examples of existing systems in structures such as airports, museums, offices and shopping malls.  The presentation also touched on the methods for calculating the heating and cooling capabilities of the systems as well as “best-practice” designs for the heating and cooling systems.

(L-R:  Ed Bogucz, SyracuseCoE, Bjarne Olesen, Technical University of Denmark, Ezzat Khalifa, Syracuse University)
(L-R: Ed Bogucz, SyracuseCoE, Bjarne Olesen, Technical University of Denmark, Ezzat Khalifa, Syracuse University)

Dr. Olesen has a Master’s degree in civil engineering and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark.  He is currently a full professor of Indoor Environment & Energy at the Technical University of Denmark and director of the International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy at the Technical University of Denmark. He is active in several ASHRAE-CEN-ISO-DIN standard committees regarding indoor environment and energy performance of buildings and HVAC systems.  He has published more than 350 papers including more than 60 in peer-reviewed journals.

To view Dr. Olesen’s presentation > Seminar-olesen-Syracuse