Kirsten Engelund Thomsen (Denmark) is MSc (CivEng) from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In the years 1981-98 she worked at the Institute for Building and Energy, DTU, the last 5 years as an associate research professor. From February 1998 she have been at the Danish Building Research Institute, SBi at Aalborg University in the Department of Energy and Environment as a senior researcher.
The key research qualifications are in the fields of low energy buildings, energy savings in buildings, electricity consumption, demonstration projects, highly insulating glazing, renewable energy and building energy analyses. Furthermore she has worked with analyses of multidimensional thermal fields, e.g. investigations of thermal bridges in windows- and foundation constructions.
She is involved in developing methods for energy requirements in building legislation and certification schemes. She has from 1996 been involved in the development of the calculation method used in “Act to Promote Energy and water savings in Buildings”, and from 1997 worked as a teacher on the Educational Course of Energy Consultants.
She has participated in several SAVE projects in relation to the implementation of the EPBD e.g. EU SAVE project ENPER-TEBUC and the EU Altener project EPA-ED. She also participated in several EU and IEA projects e.g. IEA Task 13 ‘Passive Solar Low Energy Houses’ and IEA Annex 36 ‘Retrofitting of Educational Buildings’. From 2005 in the EU EIE project 'Concerted Action EPBD' and from 2007 core theme leader of the theme "Certification" in EPBD CA2.