Fields of expertise
Urban Greening Outdoor Thermal Comfort Urban Energy Modelling
Restorative design of urban brownfields, an interdisciplinary approach interconnecting nature-based solutions, heritage requalification and human wellbeing. A case study in Rome2020-01-01. 16th Conference of the International-Building-Performance-Simulation-Association (IBPSA), Rome, ITALY, Sep 02-04, 2019. p. 3445-3451. DOI : 10.26868/25222708.2019.210630.
Integrating urban form and distributed energy systems: Assessment of sustainable development scenarios for a Swiss village to 2050Renewable Energy. 2019-12-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2019.05.033.
Geospatial analysis and optimization of the incoming and stored CO2 emissions within the EPFL campus2019-11-20. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2019. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012118.
A review of assessment methods for the urban environment and its energy sustainability to guarantee climate adaptation of future citiesRenewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2019-09-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2019.06.005.
A new clustering and visualization method to evaluate urban heat energy planning scenariosCities. 2019-05-19. DOI : 10.1016/j.cities.2018.12.007.
Towards a digital workflow to assess visual impact of solar modules and their operation within energy-hubs2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012106. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012106.
Climate impact and energy sustainability of future European neighborhoods2019. 5th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, Rome (Italy), September 24 - 26 2018. DOI : 10.1109/EFEA.2018.8617066.
Linking Neighborhoods into Sustainable Energy SystemsEnergy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments; Springer, 2019.
Matching visual impact, solar energy production potential and energy system optimization for an enhanced solar integration. An experience with a novel pre-design tool2018-12-08. PLEA 2018: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit, Hong-Kong, December 10-12, 2018.
Cooling potential of greening in the urban environment, a step further towards practiceSustainable Cities and Society. 2018-01-31. DOI : 10.1016/j.scs.2018.01.019.
Digitalizing the urban landscape. Microclimate, energy systems and comfortSwiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018, EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland), 15th November 2018.
A transdisciplinary approach to understand, compute and visualize the city interfaceSwiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018, EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland), 15th November 2018.
Study on the impact climate change on the resilience of the EPFL campus2018. 10th International Conference on Urban Climate/ 14th Symposium on the Urban Environment, New York, NY, 6-10 August 2018.
Adaptive design through nature-based technologies and solutions: an innovative process characterising urban regeneration2018. Healthy landscapes: green, regeneration, safety, Bologna (Italy), 6 June 2018 - 8 June 2018.
Outdoor comfort simulation of complex architectural designs: a review of simulation tools from the designer perspective.2018. 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, Chicago, IL, September 26-28, 2018.
Rethinking Sustainability Towards a Regenerative Economy (RESTORE) within an Adaptive Neighbourhood Design2018. 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Hong Kong, 10-12 December 2018. p. 587-593.
Thermal Comfort Maps to estimate the impact of urban greening on the outdoor human comfortUrban Forestry & Urban Greening. 2018. DOI : 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.08.007.
Improving the energy sustainability of a Swiss village through building renovation and renewable energy integrationEnergy and Buildings. 2018. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.057.
Daylight in the Built EnvironmentScience/AAAS. 2017-11-03.
Daylight in the built environmentChanging perspectives on daylight: Science, technology, and culture; Washington, DC: Science/AAAS, 2017. p. 46.
Data To Reproduce "Cim-Citysim Coupling" On The Epfl Campus2017.
Achieving energy sustainability in future neighborhoods through building refurbishment and energy hub concept: a case study in Hemberg-Switzerland2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 265-270. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.320.
Comfort Map, a dynamic visualization of children’s thermal sensation in the outdoor environment2017. 21st International Congress of Biometeorology, Durham, UK, September 3-7, 2017.
The Integration of Outdoor Thermal Simulation Tools in Architectural Design2017. International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Edinburgh, July 3-5th, 2017.
Introducing a hybrid energy-use model at the urban scale: the case study of Turin (IT)2017. 3rd Building Simulations Application Conference BSA 2017, Bolzano, Italy, February, 8th-10th 2017.
Outdoor human comfort and thermal stress: A comprehensive review on models and standardsUrban Climate. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.uclim.2016.08.004.
Integration of outdoor human comfort in a building energy simulation database using CityGML Energy Ade2016. Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference - Expanding Boundaries: Systems Thinking for the Built Environment, Zurich, Switzerland, June 15-17 2016. DOI : 10.3218/3774-6_14.
On the impact of local climatic conditions on urban energy use: A case study2016. PLEA 2016 - 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Los Angeles, USA, July 11-13, 2016.
Energy Demand Analysis for Building Envelope Optimization for Hot Climate: A Case Study at AN Najah National University2016. PLEA 2016 - 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Los Angeles, USA, July 11-13, 2016.
Energy demand and urban microclimate of old and new residential districts in a hot arid climate2016. PLEA 2016 - 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Los Angeles, USA, July 11-13, 2016.
The EPFL campus in Lausanne: new energy strategies for 20502015. 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy, June 14-17, 2015.
Urban energy simulation based on a new data model paradigm: the CityGML Application Domain Extension Energy. A case study in the EPFL campus of Lausanne2015. 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2015, Hyderabad, India, December 7-9, 2015.
Outdoor human comfort and climate change. A case study in the EPFL campus in Lausanne2015. 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Toulouse, France, July 20-24, 2015.
Improving outdoor comfort and energy consumption of a city district in a desert area2014. The 5 th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Healthy Lands - Healthy People, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research Sede Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University, Israel, November 17-20, 2014. p. 34.
Design in the desert. A bioclimatic project with urban energy modelling2013. 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambery, France, 26-28 August 2013. p. 129-134.
Designing in the desert. A bioclimatic approach at the urban scale2012. UAE-Swiss Research Day. Frontiers in Water, Energy and Sustainability, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 11-12, 2012.
Teaching & PhD
We are living in an urban world and the design of sustainable cities is essential in order to decrease our energy footprint. This course provides the instruments to understand the complex urban metabolism, as well as the solutions for planning future smart and sustainable cities.
This ENAC Teaching Unit aims to present and implement new concepts of sustainable urban neighbourhood planning.