REHVA would like to congratulate our Technology and Research Committee chair, Jarek Kurnitski, Professor of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate of Buildings and Director of the TalTech Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 20 researchers applied for the seven positions of academicians, and REHVA is very proud to have Jarek Kurnitski, as one of their elected members.
Having received an Estonian Science award, Jarek Kurnitski's research consists of finding solutions to building nearly zero-energy buildings by using old construction for renovation to be not only energy-efficient, but NZEB. Jarek Kurnitski was also the scientific leader of a family dorm renovation at the TalTech campus, as well as being named as the “TalTech researcher of the year”.
The tasks of the elected academicians of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, are to represent important fields of science in public life in Estonia.