Research centre for built environment, energy, water and climate 

We contribute to the development, production and dissemination of new knowledge that can find new technological solutions regarding future construction, sustainable use of resources for drinking water production and green energy as well as digital business systems. 

We carry out applied research within national and international communities of practice which include other VIA research environments as well as private and public partners.

Our knowledge production and dissemination activities strengthen VIA’s educational programmes of Construction, Engineering and Value Chain Management by ensuring that they match the needs of practice while providing value.


Illustration: C.F. Møller Architects. The coming campus at Horsens.

Contact the centre

Theis Raaschou Andersen

Director of research

T: +45 8755 4295

Trine Fogh

Management Partner

T: +45 8755 4120

Torsten Sack-Nielsen

Head of Programme Built Environment

T: +45 8755 4190

Rickard Lindquist

Head of Programme Digital Supply Chain

T: +45 8755 4403

Anna Bondo Medhus

Head of Programme Water and Energy

T: +45 8755 4211

About the research centre

  • About the research centre

    Organisation and research programmes

    The research centre for built environment, energy, water and climate is an interdisciplinary centre for applied research and development at VIA University College under the leadership of Research Director Theis Raaschou Andersen.

    The centre is composed of more than 50 researchers organised in three research programmes.

    The Programme for Soil, Water and Energy carries out research in fields such as climate change solutions, drinking water production, green energy solutions, geology and hydrology as well as corrosion and materials.

    The Programme for Intelligent and Sustainable Construction carries out research in fields such as sustainable construction, circular economy, indoor climate and comfort, digital construction and augmented and virtual reality.

    The Programme for Digital Business Systems carries out research in fields such as digital business models, digital production methods, Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, digital twins, Internet of Things and digitalization of the supply chain.

    Contact Research Director Theis Raaschou Andersen if you would like to know more about the Centre, its research fields and possibilities for cooperation.