Claudia R. Binder

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Full Professor

claudia.binder@epfl.ch +41 21 693 93 62 https://herus.epfl.ch

Citizenship: Swiss, Canadian

EPFL ENAC SSIE-GE
GR A2 392 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

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GR C1 482 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

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EPFL ENAC-DO
GC A2 402 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

EPFL CF-ENAC
GC A2 445 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

  • Transition research
  • Urban metabolism
  • Energy
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Regulatory mechanisms in human-environment systems
  • Systems science
  • Inter- and transdisciplinarity
 

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Environmental Sciences and Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral Program Digital Humanities

Doctoral Program in Technology Management

Courses

Transition workshop 2021

The Transition Workshop 2021 offers, in a Masterclass mode, a real-time engagement in the planning processes of the Greater Geneva - one of the most advanced and innovative urban areas worldwide.

Transition workshop 2022

Focusing on the cricital issues of Geneva's changing landscape, the workshop offers a concise introduction to the issues and dimensions of ecological transition by design at all scales, and a cross-disciplinary overview to data and tools for the analysis of climate emergencies.

Transition workshop 2022 / Theory masterclass

Theoretical training on ecological transition with 21 internationally renowned experts. A concise introduction to the issues and dimensions of ecological transition by design; a cross-disciplinary overview to data and tools for the analysis of climate emergencies in the built environment.

Environmental system analysis and assessment

Facing environmental challenges requires to address it with a systemic perspective. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Material Flow Analysis (MFA) are environmental assessment methods enabling the calculation of environmental performance of products, services and territories.

Sustainability assessment of urban systems

This course provides students with the ability to critically reflect on sustainability and perform a sustainability assessment based of problems in urban areas. At the end of the course students are able to develop a own sustainability assessment with the Sustainability Solution Space methodology.

Material and energy flow analysis

This course provides the bases to understand material and energy production and consumption processes. Students learn how to develop a material flow analysis and apply it to cases of resource management. They analyze the implications of their models on resource use, economic activities and policy.