Vidar Lerum is a practicing architect and university professor with a long track record in the area of design, construction, monitoring and analysis of energy-efficient buildings. He is the author of “High-Performance Building”, (John Wiley & Sons, 2007), which disseminates findings from a careful investigation of advanced building designs exposed to diverse climate conditions in Greenland, Scandinavia, Central Europe, and North America. In the research leading up to his Ph.D. dissertation “Energy-Efficient Office Buildings at High Latitudes”, Dr. Lerum created a computational framework that combines methods to assess daylight utilization with the analysis of building energy performance, taking thermal mass and passive solar design principles into account. His extensive architectural design portfolio exhibits buildings where innovative features are designed, constructed, monitored, and analyzed. His teaching and research is grounded in a deep understanding of issues related to energy and comfort in contemporary buildings, post construction and during operation.


Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU; 1996, Dr.Ing. (Ph.D.)
M.S., Building Design, Arizona State University; 1996
Norwegian Institute of Technology - NTH; 1973 (Professional degree - Sivilarkitekt). Diploma