A multi-level, multi-sensor paradigm for occupant comfort in smart buildings

Markku J Virtanen


D.Sc.(Tech), Helsinki University of Technology.                   Professor of Practice (HVAC- technology) at Aalto University. Previously worked several years at VTT in different positions e.g. as a technology manager and research professor. Virtanen has worked 1.5 years as Principle Lecturer at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Science.  Since 1990 Virtanen's research career has been research management and leadership within the scope of energy efficient and smart building technologies and services in different organizations (including strategic planning, action planning, management/leadership, sales, preparation support, advising, information dissemination).    


A majority of our lifespan is spent inside buildings. Consequently the built environment accounts for nearly 40% of world energy consumption and 30% of emissions. In spite of the significant investment in operating buildings,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Asit Mishra (Organisation: Aalto University, Photo: ppPhoto.jpg)
  2. Juha Jokisalo (Organisation: Aalto University, Photo: file_1172765.jpg)
  3. RISTO KOSONEN (Organisation: Aalto University, Photo: file_1166889.jpg)
  4. Markku J Virtanen (Organisation: Aalto, Photo: -)

Topic Area

Data, learning, knowledge, adaptability


C2 » Smart Buildings (15:00 - Tuesday, 11th September, Helsinki Hall)

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