Lund University, with eight faculties and a number of research centresand specialized institutes, is the largest establishment for research andhigher education in Scandinavia. The main part of the University is situ-ated in the small city of Lund which has about 101 000 inhabitants. Anumber of departments for research and education are, however, locatedin Malmö. Lund University was founded in 1666 and has today a totalstaff of 5 530 employees and 34 000 students attending 60 degree pro-grammes and 850 subject courses offered by 89 departments.
Department of Construction and Architecture
The Department of Construction & Architecture is part of Lund Insti-tute of Technology, the technical faculty of Lund University. The mainmission of the Department of Construction & Architecture is to pursueresearch and education on topics related to the built environment. Someof the topics of interest are: restoration and maintenance of buildings,construction management, design processes, construction, energy effi-ciency, climatization and design of ventilation and heating systems, demo-lition, disposal and re-use of building materials.These topics are treated from both a Swedish and an internationalperspective and collaboration between actors from mutidisciplinary fieldsof competence forms a particularly important aspect of research and edu-cation at the Department. The Department is divided into 6 sub-depart-ments or divisions: Architectural Conservation & Restoration, BuildingServices, Computer Aided Architectural Design, Construction Manage-ment, Energy & Building Design, and Housing Development & Man-agement.
Division of Energy and Building Design
Reducing environmental effects of construction and facility manage-ment is a central aim of society. Minimising the energy use is an im-portant aspect of this aim. The recently established division of Energyand Building Design belongs to the department of Construction andArchitecture at the Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden. The divi-sion has a focus on research in the fields of energy use, passive andactive solar design, daylight utilisation and shading of buildings. Ef-fects and requirements of occupants on thermal and visual comfort arean essential part of this work. Energy and Building Design also devel-ops guidelines and methods for the planning process.