Centre Laboratories

The International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy has access to DTU's indoor environment laboratories which have large-scale modern facilities for conducting research into the impact of the indoor climate on human comfort, health, and productivity.

Test participants in one of the climate chambers in DTU's Indoor Environment Lab
Test participants in one of the climate chambers in DTU's Indoor Environment Lab (photo: Mikal Schlosser).
The Indoor Environment Laboratory is comprised of advanced climate chambers, field laboratories, breathing thermal anatomical models, and equipment for carrying out precise measurements of different indoor climate parameters.
The lab has monitoring equipment for measuring changes in the air volume, determining the airflow in ventilation systems, and measuring specific chemical compounds in the air.

Seven climate chambers 

In three of the climate chambers, you can examine a wide range of thermal conditions and characteristics of indoor air. The largest climate chamber is primarily designed for experiments in connection with thermal comfort. The other two chambers are twin chambers made from stainless steel and designed for air quality experiments.

Three other climate chambers combine the characteristics of traditional climate chambers with controlled environmental conditions in a box-shaped room and visually realistic environments. The flexibility of these chambers makes it possible to test different ventilation principles and a wide range of ventilation rates and pollution levels. In addition, there is a chamber which is specially designed to examine the airflow in a room. The chamber has three separate ventilation systems, ensuring flexible supply of ventilation air.

Four field laboratories

The Indoor Environment Laboratory also includes four field laboratories, which can be used to create flexible room structures, for example, offices of different sizes, where the impact on ventilation rate, air pollution, and humidity can be measured, and where the total impact on humans in thermal, illuminated, and acoustic environments can be studied under conditions similar to those in real buildings.

The Indoor Environment Laboratory is located in building 402 at DTU Campus Lyngby.