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Ivo Martinac

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Professor, Docent, PhD - Chair, Building Services and Energy Systems

With a background in mechanical and building services engineering, my main expertise is in the areas of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) management, energy efficiency in buildings, HVAC technologies and systems, high-performance buildings, as well as sustainable community and urban development. Over the years, other focus areas have included IEQ systems for commercial aircraft, HVAC and environmental management systems for hotels/resorts,  as well as energy system modelling for building clusters and districts.

I have participated in and managed a wide range of academic/industrial collaborative programs and projects, including in Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, the European Union, Japan, the Middle-East, Africa, South-East Asia and the USA.

My current research focuses on user-centric building performance management (with special interest in IEQ and energy efficiency), certified quality management in buildings, data-driven smart buildings/cities, climate-proofing of buildings, as well as resilient energy systems for remote communities.

Research on data-driven smart buildings is carried out in close collaboration with Drexel University (Philadelphia/USA) and IEA ERC Annex 81 Data-Driven Smart-Buildings, as well as other key Swedish and international stakeholders.

I currently serve as Vice-President of the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Associations  (REHVA,, Chair of the REHVA Education and Training Committee, and Chair of the REHVA Task Force "Smart Buildings".

I strongly believe in the pursuit of sustainable development in close collaboration between the public and the private sectors.

Sustainability is profitable!


Building Service Technologies and Systems (AF2508), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Building Service Technologies and Systems, Applied Course (AF2511), examiner, teacher | Course web

Buildings and Civil Engineering Structures (AF1002), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Building Services and Energy Systems, Second Cycle (AF253X), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Degree Project in Built Environment, First Cycle (AF102X), teacher | Course web

Smart buildings (AF2513), examiner, teacher | Course web

Sustainable Buildings - Concept, Design, Construction and Operation (AF2507), examiner, teacher, course responsible | Course web