Risto Kosonen

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
T212 Mechanical Engineering

Professorship is in the area of HVAC technology with focus on indoor climate, high performing building services and as well as energy efficiency in buildings. Current research projects are focused on energy efficiency of building and near zone area, utilization of digitalization & IoT and indoor climate. Earlier 20 years experience in industry of business development, research and development of HVAC- systems and services.  Leadership experience in several research projects with industry during 25 years including cooperation with international universities. Author of over 320 international publications. Nine European patents (EPO) of indoor climate and energy systems. He has been reviewer of H2020 European projects, evaluator of EU Structural Fund on Industry Driven Research in Latvia and Poland and also Estonian science Centers of Excellences. Prof.  Kosonen has been a keynote speaker in international conferences e.g. in China and Romania and he is President of ROOMVENTILATION Conference 2018.

Prof. Kosonen is President of Federation of Finnish HVAC associations and Chair of Indoor Climate Association in Finland. Board and committee membership of e.g. IBPSA Nordic, AIVC and REHVA organizations. He is member of several committees: REHVA Technical Committee; REHVA-ISHRAE (India); REHVA-CCHVAC (China).  Awards, prizes and honours:  REHVA Professional Award of Technology, Rydberg Gold Medal that is Scanvac’s highest distinction on research of indoor air quality, air distribution and ventilation and REHVA Fellow. He has got of awards of papers: Best Paper Award 2016 in Building and Environment Journal and Best paper Award in ventilation 2015 conference in Shanghai 2015

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Areas of expertise

Energy and HVAC-systems in buildings, HVAC, Ventilation, Indoor air quality, Thermal comfort, Air distribution

Honors and awards

John Rydberg gold metal

In recognition of his outstanding scientific and professional contribution to the air distribution and ventilation technology
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Mechanical Engineering Jun 2013

Best Paper Award, Building and Environment Journal

Award or honor granted for a specific work Jan 2016

REHVA Fellow

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Jan 2011

Master-builder-engineering, All Russia public organization and confederation of Finnish construction industries

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Jan 2013

Best Paper Award in Ventilation 2015 Conference, Shanghai

Award or honor granted for a specific work Jan 2015

Roomvent and Ventilation Best paper award

Award or honor granted for a specific work Energy efficiency and systems Jan 2018

REHVA Professional Award in Technology

European HVAC federation award of technology development
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Mechanical Engineering Mar 2018

Research groups

  • Energy Conversion and Systems, Professor (Associate Professor)


Overheating calculation methods, criteria, and indicators in European regulation for residential buildings

Shady Attia, Caroline Benzidane, Ramin Rahif, Deepak Amaripadath, Mohamed Hamdy, Peter Holzer, Annekatrin Koch, Anton Maas, Sven Moosberger, Steffen Petersen, Anna Mavrogianni, Juan Maria Hidalgo-Betanzos, Manuela Almeida, Jan Akander, Hossein Khosravi Bakhtiari, Olivier Kinnane, Risto Kosonen, Salvatore Carlucci 2023 Energy and Buildings

Thermal comfort chamber study of Nordic elderly people with local cooling devices in warm conditions

Minzhou Chen, Azin Velashjerdi Farahani, Simo Kilpeläinen, Risto Kosonen, Jaafar Younes, Nesreen Ghaddar, Kamel Ghali, Arsen Krikor Melikov 2023 Building and Environment

Hourly Building Energy Consumption Prediction Using a Training Sample Selection Method Based on Key Feature Search

Haizhou Fang, Hongwei Tan, Ningfang Dai, Zhaohui Liu, Risto Kosonen 2023 Sustainability (Switzerland)

Overheating assessment for apartments during average and hot summers in the Nordic climate

Azin Velashjerdi Farahani, Ilia kravchenko, Juha Jokisalo, Natalia Korhonen, Kirsti Jylhä, Risto Kosonen 2023 BUILDING RESEARCH AND INFORMATION

Study of the Data Augmentation Approach for Building Energy Prediction beyond Historical Scenarios

Fang Haizhou, Hongwei Tan, Risto Kosonen, Xiaolei Yuan, Kai Jiang, Renrong Ding 2023 Buildings

Cost-Optimal Renovation Solutions for Detached Rural Houses in Severe Cold Regions of China

Xinyi Hu, Juha Jokisalo, Risto Kosonen, Matti Lehtonen, Teng Shao 2023 Buildings


Xinyi Hu, Juha Jokisalo, Risto Kosonen, Matti Lehtonen, Teng Shao 2023 SISÄILMASTOSEMINAARI 2023

Demand response in the German district heating system

Yuchen Ju, Joakim Lindholm, Moritz Verbeck, Juha Jokisalo, Risto Kosonen, Philipp Janßenc, Yantong Li, Hans Schäfers, Natasa Nord 2023 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Energiatehokas ilmanvaihto sisäilmaston hallinnassa

Risto Kosonen 2023 Ympäristö ja terveys