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Research at the EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory directed by Professor Jean-Louis Scartezzini focuses on energy efficiency and the implementation of renewable energies in buildings and cities.

Goals:
► Energy savings in buildings and improvement of indoor environment quality and health through:
– Advanced integrated day- and electric lighting systems based on non-imaging optics
– Optimal and adaptive building control
► Optimisation of solar energy conversion systems through nanotechnology and architectural integration
► Smart management of cities thanks to modelling and simulation of complex urban systems
(energy flows, solar potential and other sustainability related factors)

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Designing urban energy systems based on the urban climate

Research

As cities grow at an ever-faster pace, concerns about global warming rise and fossil fuels become increasingly scarce, cities will have to adopt more sustainable energy solutions. EPFL researchers have developed a model that can be used