Fields of expertise
BiographyDirector of EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (1994-present); Founder & Director of ENAC Institute of Infrastructures, Resources and Environment (2002-2009); Founder & Director of EPFL Doctoral Program in Environment (2002-2009); Co-Director of EPFL Institute of Building Technology (1994-1997); Associate Professor of Building Physics at EPFL (1994-1997); Associate Professor of Building Physics at University of Geneva (1990-1997); Group Leader & Research Fellow at the EPFL Solar Energy Research Group (1981-1989); Research Fellow at the Applied Geophysics Institute of University of Lausanne (1980-1981).
BackgroundVisiting Professor at National University of Singapore (2009); Visiting Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & UCLA (1988); PhD in Physics from EPFL (1986); Visiting Scholar at Colorado State University (1984); MSc in Geophysics from University of Lausanne (1981); MSc in Physical Engineering from EPFL (1980).
Leaderships & AdwardsSteering committee Speaker of Daylight Academy (2016-present), Member of Advisory Board of European Centre and Laboratories for Energy Efficiency Research (2009-present); Member of WEF Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Energy (2008-2010); Member of IPCC Working Group III Mitigation (2008-2011); Chairman of Research Commission of the Swiss Competence Centre for Energy and Mobility (2005-present); Member of Energy Commission of the Swiss Academy for Engineering Sciences (1989-2009); Member of the Swiss Federal Experts Panel for Solar Energy (1987-1998); President of the Swiss Solar Energy Society (1987-1995). Solar Energy Valued Associate Editor (2008); European Solar Prize (2001/2002); Walsh-Weston Bronze Medal (1998); Honorary Member of the Swiss Solar Energy Society (1995); Dufour Foundation Special Prize (1975); Félix Roux Foundation Science Prize (1973).
Careers & Spin-offPascal Affolter, Research Associate 1996, Founder & Director Solstis (LESO-PB Spin-off) Marilyne Andersen, PhD 2004, Chorafas Prize 2005, Former MIT Associate Professor (2004-2010), EPFL Associate Professor (2010-present) Manuel Bauer, PhD 1998, Founder & Director Estia (LESO-PB Spin-off) Jacques Bonvin, Research Associate 1996, Founder & Director Solstis (LESO-PB Spin-off) Raphael Compagon, PhD 1993, Professor University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Fribourg) Gilles Courret, PhD 1999, Professor University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Yverdon) Professor University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Yverdon) Flourentzou Flourentzos, PhD 2001, Founder & Director Solstis (LESO-PB Spin-off) Flavio Foradini, Research Associate 1997, Founder & Director E4Tech (LESO-PB Spin-off) Jean-Marie Fürbringer, PhD 1994, EPFL Doctoral School & STI Dean Offices Jean-Louis Genre, Founder & Director Epiqr Rénovation (LESO-PB Spin-off) Antoine Guillemin, PhD 2003, Chorafas Prize 2004, Founder & Director Adhoco AG/Neurobat AG (LESO-PB Spin-off) David Lindelöf, PhD 2007, CTO Neurobat AG (LESO-PB Spin-off) Jessen Page, PhD 2007, Professor HES-SO Valais Adil Racheed, PhD 2009, Research Associate SINTEF, Norway Darren Robinson, Scientific Adjunct 2011, Full Professor University of Sheffield, UK Anothai Thanachareonkit, PhD 2008, Research Associate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Combining computational fluid dynamics and neural networks to characterize microclimate extremes: Learning the complex interactions between meso-climate and urban morphologyScience Of The Total Environment. 2022-07-10. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154223.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the energy performance of residential neighborhoods and their occupancy behaviorSustainable Cities And Society. 2022-07-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.scs.2022.103896.
Uncertainty modeling of household appliance loads for smart energy managementEnergy Reports. 2021-04-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.egyr.2021.11.097.
Towards realization of an Energy Internet: Designing distributed energy systems using game-theoretic approachApplied Energy. 2021-02-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116349.
Do energy performance certificates allow reliable predictions of actual energy consumption and savings? Learning from the Swiss national databaseEnergy And Buildings. 2020-10-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110235.
Introducing reinforcement learning to the energy system design processApplied Energy. 2020. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114580.
Self-commissioning glare-based control system for integrated venetian blind and electric lightingBuilding and Environment. 2020. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106642.
Quantifying the impacts of climate change and extreme climate events on energy systemsNature Energy. 2020. DOI : 10.1038/s41560-020-0558-0.
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.
Eight-month experimental study of energy impact of integrated control of sun shading and lighting system based on HDR vision sensorEnergy and Buildings. 2019-11-15. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109443.
Redefining energy system flexibility for distributed energy system designApplied Energy. 2019-11-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113572.
Automated ‘Eye-sight’ Venetian blinds based on an embedded photometric device with real-time daylighting computingApplied Energy. 2019-10-15. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113317.
Performance assessment of the BTDF data compression based on wavelet transforms in daylighting simulationSolar Energy. 2019-09-15. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2019.07.096.
Split-pane electrochromic window control based on an embedded photometric device with real-time daylighting computingBuilding and Environment. 2019-08-15. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106229.
A new clustering and visualization method to evaluate urban heat energy planning scenariosCities. 2019-05-19. DOI : 10.1016/j.cities.2018.12.007.
Design and Validation of a Compact Embedded Photometric Device for Real-time Daylighting Computing in Office BuildingsBuilding and Environment. 2019-01-15. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.11.016.
Evaluating the electricity saving potential of electrochromic glazing for cooling and lighting at the scale of the Swiss non-residential national building stock using a Monte Carlo modelEnergy. 2019. DOI : 10.1016/j.energy.2019.07.037.
A solar-based sustainable urban design: The effects of city-scale street-canyon geometry on solar access in Geneva, SwitzerlandApplied Energy. 2019. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.02.014.
Machine learning methods to assist energy system optimizationApplied Energy. 2019. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.03.202.
Assessing visibility in multi-scale urban planning: A contribution to a method enhancing social acceptability of solar energy in citiesSolar Energy. 2018-10-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2018.07.059.
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.
Modeling the effects of future urban planning scenarios on the Urban Heat Island in a complex regionEarthArXiv. 2018. DOI : 10.31223/osf.io/c8mzb.
Passive design optimization of newly-built residential buildings in Shanghai for improving indoor thermal comfort while reducing building energy demandENERGY AND BUILDINGS. 2018. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.09.095.
Large-scale rooftop solar photovoltaic technical potential estimation using Random ForestsAPPLIED ENERGY. 2018. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.02.118.
Combinatorial study of low-refractive Mg-F-Si-O nano-composites deposited by magnetron co-sputtering from compound targetsAPPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE. 2018. DOI : 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.10.229.
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.
Optimum dispatch of a multi-storage and multi-energy hub with demand response and restricted grid interactionsEnergy Procedia. 2017-12-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.434.
Bright Light Delights: Effects of Daily Light Exposure on Emotions, Rest-activity Cycles, Sleep and Melatonin Secretion in Severely Demented PatientsCurrent Alzheimer Research. 2017. DOI : 10.2174/1567205014666170523092858.
Outdoor human comfort and thermal stress: A comprehensive review on models and standardsUrban Climate. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.uclim.2016.08.004.
Diurnal variations of hormonal secretion, alertness and cognition in extreme chronotypes under different lighting conditionsNature Scientific Reports. 2016. DOI : 10.1038/srep33591.
CFSpro: ray tracing for design and optimization of complex fenestration systems using mixed dimensionality approachJournal of Applied Optics. 2016. DOI : 10.1364/AO.55.005127.
Effective and robust energy retrofitting measures for future climatic conditions — Reduced heating demand of Swedish householdsEnergy and Buildings. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.03.044.
Effects of urban compactness on solar energy potentialRenewable Energy. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.053.
Monitoring and rendering of visual and photo-biological properties of daylight-redirecting systemsSolar Energy Journal. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2015.12.052.
Effects of realistic office daylighting and electric lighting conditions on visual comfort, alertness and moodLighting Research & Technology. 2015. DOI : 10.1177/1477153514531518.
Climate responsive strategies of traditional dwellings located in an ancient village in hot summer and cold winter region of ChinaBuilding and Environment. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.12.003.
Statistical-thermodynamics modelling of the built environment in relation to urban ecologyEcological Modelling. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.03.014.
Influence of doping in thermochromic V1−xWxO2 and V1−xAlxO2 thin films: Twice improved doping efficiency in V1−xWxO2Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.08.264.
Nanocrystalline Low-Refractive Magnesium Fluoride Films Deposited by Reactive Magnetron Sputtering: Optical and Structural PropertiesAdvanced Engineering Materials. 2015. DOI : 10.1002/adem.201500129.
A multi-layer ground model to simulate outdoor surface temperature at urban scaleEnergy and Buildings. 2014.
Different colors of light lead to different adaptation and activation as determined by high-density EEGNeuroImage. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.06.071.
Reactively sputtered coatings on architectural glazing for coloured active solar thermal façadesEnergy and Buildings. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.12.030.
Novel black selective coating for tubular solar absorbers based on a sol-gel methodSolar Energy. 2013. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2013.05.009.
A bottom-up stochastic model to predict building occupants' time-dependent activitiesBuilding and Environment. 2013. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.10.021.
Optical and morphological characterisation of low refractive index materials for coatings on solar collector glazingRenewable Energy. 2013. DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2012.10.052.
Effects of prior light exposure on early evening performance, subjective sleepiness, and hormonal secretionBehavioral Neuroscience. 2012. DOI : 10.1037/a0026702.
Evening office lighting - visual comfort vs. energy efficiency vs. performance?Building And Environment. 2011. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.10.002.
A rules of thumb-based design sequence for diffuse daylightLighting Research & Technology. 2010. DOI : 10.1177/1477153509104765.
Ray tracing study for non-imaging daylight collectorsSolar Energy. 2010. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2010.03.008.
Visual Discomfort and Glare Rating Assessment of Integrated Daylighting and Electric Lighting Systems using HDR Imaging TechniquesArchitectural Science Review. 2010. DOI : 10.3763/asre.2009.0094.
Performance of Anidolic Daylighting Systems in tropical climates – Parametric studies for identification of main influencing factorsSolar Energy. 2010. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2010.01.014.
Editorial Solar Energy Journal - CISBAT 2007 Special IssueSolar Energy. 2010. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2010.02.013.
Modelling Complex Fenestration Systems using physical and virtual modelsSolar Energy. 2010. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2009.09.009.
Minimizing lighting power density in office rooms equipped with Anidolic Daylighting SystemsSolar Energy. 2010. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2009.05.001.
A generalised stochastic model for the simulation of occupant presenceEnergy And Buildings. 2008. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2007.01.018.
Editorial - CISBAT 2005 Special IssueSolar Energy. 2007. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2007.06.008.
On-site performance of electrochromic glazings coupled to an anidolic daylighting systemSolar Energy. 2007. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2007.01.011.
Sol-gel deposition and optical characterization of multilayered SiO2/Ti1-xSixO2 coatings on solar collector glassesSolar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. 2006. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2006.05.003.
Solar Energy Journal - Special Issue CISBAT 2003Solar Energy. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2005.04.009.
Thin film multilayer design types for colored glazed thermal solar collectorsSolar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2004.11.015.
Potential of quarterwave interference stacks for colored thermal solar collectorsSolar Energy. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2004.12.008.
Towards coloured glazed thermal solar collectorsSolar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. 2004. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2004.02.042.
Special Issue : Proceedings of the International Conference on Solar Energy in Buildings CISBAT 2001, ForewordEnergy and Buildings. 2004. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2004.01.008.
On the feasibility of colored glazed thermal solar collectors based on thin film interference filtersSolar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. 2004. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2004.02.045.
Implementing the Partial Daylight Factor Method under a Scanning Sky SimulatorSolar Energy. 2002. DOI : 10.1016/S0038-092X(02)00027-0.
Anidolic daylighting systemsSolar Energy. 2002. DOI : 10.1016/S0038-092X(02)00040-3.
Design of anidolic zenithal lightguides for daylighting of underground spacesSolar Energy. 2001. DOI : 10.1016/S0038-092X(01)00065-2.
Design and assessment of an anidolic light-ductEnergy & Buildings. 1998. DOI : 10.1016/S0378-7788(97)00066-2.
Bidirectionnal Photogoniometer for Advanced Glazing Materials Based on Digital Imaging TechniquesLighting Research and Technology. 1997. DOI : 10.1177/14771535970290040201.
Anidolic zenithal openings : Daylighting and shadingLighting Research and Technology. 1996. DOI : 10.1177/14771535960280010201.
Accounting free gains in a non residential building by means of an optimal stochastic controllerEnergy and Buildings. 1996. DOI : 10.1016/S0378-7788(96)00980-2.
On a Markovian approach for modeling passive solar devicesEnergy and Buildings. 1991. DOI : 10.1016/0378-7788(91)90003-L.
Les études à l'Ecole polytechnique fédérale de LausanneSchweizer Journal. 1989.
Using Markovian stochastic modelling to predict energy performances and thermal comfort of passive solar systemsEnergy and Buildings. 1987. DOI : 10.1016/0378-7788(87)90015-6.
Isolation between Amplifiers in a TEA CO2-Laser Using Absorbing GasesJournal of Physics D-Applied Physics. 1980. DOI : 10.1088/0022-3727/13/8/009.
Using Machine Learning to estimate the technical potential of shallow ground-source heat pumps with thermal interference2021-01-01. CISBAT 2021 - International Hybrid Conference on Carbon Neutral Cities - Energy Efficiency and Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Sep 08-10, 2021. p. 012010. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012010.
Quantifying the impacts of urban morphology on modifying microclimate conditions in extreme weather conditions2021-01-01. CISBAT 2021 - International Hybrid Conference on Carbon Neutral Cities - Energy Efficiency and Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep 08-10, 2021. p. 012058. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012058.
Quantification of existing rooftop PV hourly generation capacity and validation against measurement data2021-01-01. CISBAT 2021 - International Hybrid Conference on Carbon Neutral Cities - Energy Efficiency and Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep 08-10, 2021. p. 012011. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012011.
Dimensionality reduction and clustering of time series for anomaly detection in a supermarket heating system2021-01-01. CISBAT 2021 - International Hybrid Conference on Carbon Neutral Cities - Energy Efficiency and Renewables in the Digital Era , Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep 08-10, 2021. p. 012027. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012027.
Quantification of the suitable rooftop area for solar panel installation from overhead imagery using Convolutional Neural Networks2021-01-01. CISBAT 2021 - International Hybrid Conference on Carbon Neutral Cities - Energy Efficiency and Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Sep 08-10, 2021. p. 012002. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012002.
A machine learning-assisted building electricity consumption profiling for anomaly detection2020-12-14. International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2020), Virtual Conference, December 1-10, 2020.
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.
Deep learning in the built environment: automatic detection of rooftop solar panels using Convolutional Neural Networks2019-11-20. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, 4–6 September 2019. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012034.
Daylighting simulation for external Venetian blinds based on HDR sky luminance monitoring with matrix algebraic approach2019-03-15. The 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018), Hong Kong, China, August 22-25, 2018. p. 2677-2682. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.021.
Spatio-temporal modelling and uncertainty estimation of hourly global solar irradiance using Extreme Learning Machines2019-03-15. 10 th International Conference on Applied Energy ( ICAE2018), Hong Kong , China, August 22- 25, 2018. p. 6378-6383. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.219.
Linking business model innovation with energy system optimization2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012115.
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.
Impact of dynamic lighting control on light exposure, visual comfort and alertness in office users2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012160. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012160.
Daylight regulated by automated external Venetian blinds based on HDR sky luminance mapping in winter2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012158. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012158.
A critical comparison of methods to estimate solar rooftop photovoltaic potential in Switzerland2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012035. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012035.
Improving self-consumption of on-site PV generation through deploying flexibility in building thermal mass2019. CISBAT 2019. Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012087. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012087.
Machine learning and geographic information systems for large-scale wind energy potential estimation in rural areas2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012036. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012036.
Strategies to maximise the autonomy of neighbourhoods with the integration of renewable energies2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012109. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012109.
Impacts of extreme climate conditions due to climate change on the energy system design and operation2019-01-01. Applied Energy Symposium and Summit - Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid (REM), Rhodes, GREECE, Sep 28-30, 2018. p. 358-363. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.002.
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.
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.
Lighting simulation for External Venetian blinds based on BTDF and HDR sky luminance monitoring2018-09-24. 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018), Syracuse, NY, USA, September 23-26, 2018. p. 1019-1024.
Multi-Stage Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies into Standalone Energy Systems2018-01-01. 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA), Rome, ITALY, Sep 24-26, 2018. DOI : 10.1109/EFEA.2018.8617047.
Integrating Renewable Energy Technologies into Distributed Energy Systems Maintaining System Flexibility2018. 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA), Rome, ITALY, Sep 24-26, 2018. p. 1-5. DOI : 10.1109/EFEA.2018.8617046.
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.
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.
Combining Fourier Analysis And Machine Learning To Estimate The Shallow-Ground Thermal Diffusivity In Switzerland2018-01-01. 38th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Valencia, SPAIN, Jul 22-27, 2018. p. 1144-1147. DOI : 10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8517938.
Feasibility study on a novel daylighting system with embedded micro compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs)2018. Conference on Nonimaging Optics - Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XV, San Diego, CA, Aug 19-20, 2018. p. 1075807. DOI : 10.1117/12.2320478.
Integration of Non-Image-Forming (NIF) Effects of Light in Venetian Blinds and Electric Lighting Control2018-01-01. p. 5-5.
An embedded system for quasi real-time lighting computation based on sky monitoring2017. 15th IBPSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, Aug. 7-9, 2017. DOI : 10.26868/25222708.2017.281.
Positive energy building with PV facade production and electrical storage designed by the Swiss team for the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 20172017. 7th International Conference on Future Buildings and Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale (CISBAT), EPFL, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, SEP 06-08, 2017. p. 919-924. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.410.
Discomfort glare perception in daylighting: influencing factors2017. 7th International Conference on Future Buildings and Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale (CISBAT), EPFL, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, SEP 06-08, 2017. p. 331-336. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.332.
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.
Visual prominence vs architectural sensitivity of solar applications in existing urban areas: an experience with web-shared photos2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 955-960. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.437.
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.
Measurement of the impact of buildings on meteorological variables2017. Building Simulation Applications, BSA 2017, 3rd IBPSA Italy conference, Bozen-Bolzano, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 8-10 February 2017.
Improving local wind estimation for the automated control of blinds2017. Building Simulation Applications, BSA 2017, 3rd IBPSA Italy conference, Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy, 8-10 February 2017.
The Integration of Outdoor Thermal Simulation Tools in Architectural Design2017. International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Edinburgh, July 3-5th, 2017.
3D Model for Solar Energy Potential on Buildings from Urban LiDAR Data2016. UDMV 2016 - Eurographics Workshop on Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation, Liège, Belgium, December 8, 2016.
Effects of light on sleep, emotions and immunological variables in demented patients2016. 23rd Congress of the European-Sleep-Research-Society, Bologna, ITALY, SEP 13-16, 2016. p. 202-202.
On the Impact of Integration of Non-Image Forming (NIF) Effect of Light on Electrical Lighting Control in Non-Residential Buildings2016. 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality Ventilation & Energy Conservation In Buildings IAQVEC 2016, Songdo, Incheon. Republic of Korea, October 23-26, 2016.
Overheating reduction of a cold formed steel-framed building using a hybrid evolutionary algorithm to optimize different PCM solutions2016. Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) regional conference - Expanding boundaries, Zurich, Switzerland, June 15-17 2016. DOI : 10.3218/3774-6_32.
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.
How street canyon configuration control the accessibility of solar energy potential: Implication for urban design2016. PLEA - 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments, Los Angeles, July 11-13, 2016.
Design optimization of electrical hubs using hybrid evolutionary algorithm2016. ASME 2016 10th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 26-30, 2016. DOI : 10.1115/ES2016-59517.
Evapotranspiration model to evaluate the cooling potential in urban areas - A case study in Switzerland2015. 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Hyderabad, December 6-9, 2015.
Multi-scale modelling to improve climate data for building energy models2015. 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Hyderabad, India, December 6-9, 2015.
The EPFL campus in Lausanne: new energy strategies for 20502015. 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy, June 14-17, 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.
Evaluation of building energy use: from the urban to the building scale2015. 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, Toulouse, France, 20th-24th July 2015.
Expansion and densification of cities: linking urban form to urban ecology2015. International Conference on Future Buildings & Districts Sustainability From Nano to Urban Scale, EPFL Lausanne Switzerland, 9 – 11 September 2015.
Neighbourhood morphology and solar irradiance in relation to urban climate2015. 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Toulouse France, 20- 24 July 2015.
How green are British cities? Scaling relations and CO2 emissions2015. AUM2015 - The 5th Symposium on Applied Urban Modelling - Green Cities, University of Cambridge - UK, 24-29 June, 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.
Analysing and modelling the growth and efficiency of urban transportation infrastructures2014. Symposium on Applied Urban Modelling - Planning Urban Infrustructure, University of Cambridge,Cambridge, UK, April 1-3. 2014.
Selective solar absorber coatings on receiver tubes for CSP - energy-efficient production process by sol-gel dip-coating and subsequent induction heating2014. ISES Solar World Congress, Cancun, Mexico, November 3-7, 2013. p. 487-496.
Indoor lighting conditions and inter individual light preferences: effects on subjective alertness,physical wellbeing and electrical energy consumption2013. CLIMA 2013: 11th REHVA World Congress & 8th International Conference on IAQVEC, Prague, Czech Republic, 16-19 June 2013.
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.
Mixed-Dimensionality Approach for Advanced Ray Tracing of Lamellar Structures for Daylighting and Thermal Control2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 1115-1120.
Urban Form Optimization for the Energy Performance of Buildings Using Citysim2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 915-920.
Simulation of Urban Energy Flow: A Graph Theory Inspired Approach2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 1071-1076.
Urban Energy Simulation of a Social Housing Neighbourhood in Bogota, Colombia2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 873-878.
Modelling the Urban Microclimate and its Influence on Building Energy Demands of an Urban Neighbourhood2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 867-872.
BIPV Visual Assessment for Architecture Retrofitting2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 673-678.
Innovative Solution for Building Integrated Photovoltaics2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 685-690.
Advanced Control of Electrochromic Windows2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 543-548.
Towards Reliable Stochastic Data-Driven Models Applied to the Energy Saving in Buildings2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 501-505.
Assessment of Circadian Weighted Radiance Distribution Using a Camera-Like Light Sensor2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 305-310.
Simulating Daylight Propagation through Complex Fenestration Systems in a Urban Context Using Variable Sampling Subdivision Scheme2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 353-358.
Angular Dependent Solar Gain for Multiple Glazing from Optical and Thermal Data2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 223-228.
Total Light Transmittance of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Laminates for Multifunctional Load-Bearing Structures2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 73-78.
Air-Conditioning Energy Production through a Building Shape Optimization2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 103-108.
Energy-Efficient Sol-Gel Process for Production of Nanocomposite Absorber Coatings for Tubular Solar Thermal Collectors2013. CISBAT 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013. p. 11-16.
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.
A new device for dynamic luminance mapping and glare risk assessment in buildings2012. Conference on Nonimaging Optics - Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration IX, San Diego, CA, AUG 12-14, 2012. DOI : 10.1117/12.929845.
Embedded microstructures for daylighting and seasonal thermal control2012. SPIE 2012 International Symposium on Optical Engineering, San Diego, USA, August 13-16, 2012. DOI : 10.1117/12.930476.
Encapsulated Microstructures for Daylighting and Seasonal Thermal Control2012. SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego, USA, August 11-16, 2012.
Novel Colored Esthetical and Lightweight Photovoltaic Tiles for Full Building Integration2012.
New challenges in solar architectural innovation2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16.
Towards a Minergie Standard for tropical climates2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16. p. 195-200.
Comparison of objective and subjective visual comfort and associations with non-visual functions in young subjects2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16, 2011. p. 361-366.
Towards microstructured glazing for daylighting and thermal control2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16. p. 455-460.
Ray-tracing simulation of complex fenestration systems based on digitally processed BTDF data2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16, 2011. p. 349-354.
Impact of urban morphology on building energy needs: a review on knowledge gained from modeling and monitoring activities2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16. p. 943-948.
CITYSIM simulation: the case study of Alt-Wiedikon, a neighbourhood of Zürich City2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16, 2011. p. 937-940.
Coloured coatings for glazing of active solar thermal façades by reactive magnetron sputtering2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 14-16, 2011. p. 31-36.
Daylight optimization of buildings and application of advanced daylighting systems in Central Mexico2011. CISBAT 2011, Lausanne, September 14-16, 2011. p. 397-402.
State of the Union in Daylighting at EPFL2011. 4th Velux Daylight Symposium, Lausanne, May 4-5 2011.
New challenges in solar architectural innovation2011. Proceedings for the CISBAT 11 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2011.
Advanced Window and Lighting Technologies in net Zero Energy Buildings2011. RHEVA AM 2011, Tallin, Estonia, May 16-18, 2011.
Singapore’s Zero-Energy Building's daylight monitoring system2010. International Conference on Applied Energy, Singapore, April 21-23, 2010.
Thermochromic films of VO2:W for smart solar energy applications2009. SPIE Optics & Photonics 2009, San Diego, California, USA, 2-6 August 2009. p. 74100F-74100F-10 (2009). DOI : 10.1117/12.826143.
Thermochromic Films of VO2:W for "Smart" Solar Energy Applications2009. CISBAT 2009, Lausanne, September 2-3. p. 29-34.
High Performance Integrated Lighting Systems: Recent Achievements within the Framework of the "Green Lighting" project2009. CISBAT 2009, Lausanne, September 2-3. p. 219-224.
Daylight Exposure and Circadian Efficiency in Office Rooms Equipped with Anidolic Daylighting Systems2009. CISBAT 2009, Lausanne, September 2-3, 2009. p. 255-260.
CIE Standard skies in Switzerland: Relative Occurrence and Impact on Daylighting System Performance2009. CISBAT 2009, Lausanne, September 2-3, 2009. p. 237-242.
Recent Research on Anidolic Daylighting Systems: Highly Reflective Coating Materials and Chronobiological Properties2009. Optics and Photonics 2009: Optical Design and Systems Engineering, Illumination, and Metrology, San Diego, California, USA, August, 2-6, 2009. p. 74230K-1-74230K-15. DOI : 10.1117/12.826136.
Monte Carlo simulations of quantum dot solar concentrators: ray tracing based on fluorescence mapping2008. Optics and Photonics 2008, San Diego, August 10-14, 2008. DOI : 10.1117/12.794739.
Occupant satisfaction in office rooms equipped with Anidolic Daylighting Systems2008. EUROSUN 2008, Lisbon, October 7-10, 2008.
Energieeffiziente Bürobeleuchtung - Das Projekt "Green Lighting"2008. 15. Schweizerisches Status-Seminar, ETH-Zurich, September 11-12, 2008. p. 155-162.
Optimal integration of daylighting and electric lighting systems using non-imaging optics2007. Conference on Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems IV, San Diego, CA, Aug 26-27, 2007. p. 667004. DOI : 10.1117/12.739662.
Towards an evolutionary model of city sustainability2007. Holcim Forum , Beijing, China, 17-24 April 2007.
Quo vadis thermodynamics and the city: a critical review of applications of thermodynamic methods to urban systems2007. ECOSUD, Coïmbra, Portugal, 5-7 September 2007.
Facade Integration of Solar Thermal Collectors:A Breakthrough?2007.
Stochastic Simulation of Occupant Presence and Behaviour in Buildings2007. Building Simulation 2007, Beijing, 3-6 September.
Urban District Energy Futures: A Dynamic Material Flow Analysis (MFA) Model2007. CISBAT 2007, Lausanne, 4-5 September 2007. p. 585-590.
Nanostructured Coatings on Glazing for Active Solar Facades2007. CISBAT 2007, Lausanne, 4-5 September 2007. p. 527-532.
Modelling Complex Fenestration Systems2007. CISBAT 2007, Lausanne, 4-5 September. p. 493-498.
Minimizing connected lighting power in office rooms equipped with anidolic daylighting systems2007. CISBAT 2007, Lausanne, 4-5 September 2007. p. 421-426.
Efficient lighting strategies for office rooms in tropical climates2007. PLEA 2007, Singapore, 22-24 November.
Sol-gel deposition and characterization of low refractive index nanocomposite Mg:F:Si:O thin films for solar and protective coatings2007. E-MRS 2007 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, May 28 to June 1st 2007.
Integration of Solar Energy Technologies in Switzerland : From Building to Nanoscale2006. 1st Canadian Solar Buildings Research Network Conference, Concordia University, Invited talk, Montréal, 20 - 24 August.
Sol-gel deposition of nanostructured low refractive index materials on solar collector glazing2006. EUROSUN 2006, Glagow, June 26-30.
Comparing the accuracy of daylighting physical and virtual models for complex fenestration systems2006. PLEA 2006 - The 23rnd Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Geneva, September, 6-8.
Simulating stochastic demand of resources in an urban neighbourhood2005. CISBAT 2005, Lausanne, September 28. p. 509-513.
Angle-dependent spectrophotometry of Sol-Gel deposited multilayered oxide coatings on solar collector glasses2005. CISBAT 2005, Lausanne, September 28, 2005. p. 227-232.
Analysis of error sources within daylighting physical and virtual models of buildings2005. CISBAT 2005, Lausanne, September 28. p. 429-434.
Solar Energy Utilisation Potential of three different Swiss Urban Sites2004.
Innovative bidirectional video-goniophotometer combining transmission and reflection measurements2004. EuroSun 2004, Freiburg in Brisgau, Germany, June 20-23, 2004.
Impact of new developments of the integration into facades of solar thermal collectors2004. EUROSUN 2004, Freiburg in Brisgau, June 20-24, 2004. p. 351-357.
Dielectric interference layers for solar thermal collectors2004. EUROSUN 2004, Freiburg in Brisgau, June 20-24, 2004. p. 765-773.
Designing thin film multilayers for colored glazed thermal collectors2004. EUROSUN 2004, Freiburg in Brisgau, Germany, June 20-24, 2004. p. 858-865.
Comparison of the solar energy utilisation potential of different urban environments2004.
Analysing sources of error in building daylighting performance assessment by comparison of test modules and scale models2004. EuroSun 2004, Freiburg in Brisgau, Germany, June 20-23, 2004. p. 454-462.
Experimental performance of daylighting systems based on non-imaging optics, Invited paper2004. p. 35-48. DOI : 10.1117/12.513624.
Towards colored glazed thermal solar collectors2003. ISES Solar World Congress 2003, Göteborg (SE), June 14-19, 2003. p. 51.
Interference filters for colored glazed thermal solar collectors2003. ISES Solar World Congress 2003, Göteborg (SE), June 14-19, 2003. p. 51.
Including of specular component in a BTDF or BRDF assessment based on digital imaging2003. CISBAT 2003 - Innovation in building envelopes and environmental systems, EPFL, Lausanne, October 8-9, 2003.
DIAL-Europe : An European Integrated Daylighting Design Tool2003. CISBAT 2003. p. 396-397.
Comparing daylighting performances assessment of building within scale models and test modules2003. CISBAT 2003: Innovation in building envelopes and environmental systems, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, Oct 8-9, 2003. p. 289-294.
Coatings for colored glazed thermal solar collectors and solar active glass facades2003. CISBAT 2003, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 8, 2003. p. 335-340.
Bi-directional light transmission properties assessment for venetian blinds : Computer simulations compared to photogoniometer measurements2003. ISES Solar World Congress 2003 - Solar Energy for a Sustainable Future, Göteborg, Sweden, June 14-19, 2003.
Assessing Daylighting Performances of Electrochromic Glazings Coupled to an Anidolic Device2003. ISES Solar World Congress 2003, Göteborg (SE), June 14-19, 2003. p. 159.
Advances in Daylighting and Artificial Lighting, Invited paper2003.
Computer Evaluation of the Solar Energy Potential in an Urban Environment2002.
Negentropy House : a Sustainable Building Designed Through an Interdisciplinary Approach2001. p. 113-118.
Assistant en-ligne de Physique du Bâtiment : vers un dialogue virtuel entre cours théorique et atelier d'architecture ?2001. p. 427-428.
Photogoniomètre bidirectionnel pour l’évaluation des performances lumineuses de systèmes de fenêtres2000. Schweizerisches Status-Seminar 2000 - Energie- und Umweltforschung im Bauwesen, EMPA ZEN, Zürich, September 14-15, 2000.
Performances of advanced glazing systems based on detailed and integrated simulation2000.
LESO-DIAL : outil d'aide à la conception en éclairage naturel2000.
Intégration de dispositifs anidoliques d'éclairage naturel en façade2000. Zürich, 14 - 15 septembre 2000.
Measurement of bi-directional photometric properties of advanced glazing based on digital imaging techniques1999. CISBAT'99 - International Conference on Solar Energy in Buildings, EPFL, Lausanne, September 22-23, 1999.
IMAGE : A simulation based tool for the appraisal of advanced glazing1999.
Experimental Comparison of Performances of Daylighting Systems1999. p. 57-62.
CD-ROM Architecture et développement durable1999. p. 453-457.
Protection solaire anidolique tridimensionnelle1998.
Measurement of photometric characteristics of daylighting systems1998.
Les enjeux de l'éclairage naturel dans les bâtiments : bilan après 10 ans d'activité, Invited paper1998.
IEA Task 21 Daylighting in Buildings, Invited paper1998.
Anidolic Solar Blinds - Sun Control with Three-dimensional Optics1998.
Anidolic Ceiling : A New Light-duct for Side-Daylighting in Buildings1998.
Stand der Tageslichtnutzung im Gebäuden, Bad Oeynhausen (D), Invited paper1997. Forum Tageslichnutzung im Gebäuden.
Plafond anidolique : un nouveau système pour l'éclairage naturel latéral des bâtiments. Partie I : conception et performance énergétique1997.
DIAL : a new computer-based daylighting design tool1997.
Anidolische Tageslichtnutzungsysteme1997. p. 95-100.
Neue Fortschritte in der Tageslichttechnik , in Ökonomie, und Ökologie in intelligenten Gebäuden, Invited paper1996. p. 113-128.
Espace modulaire de démonstration en éclairage naturel, Invited paper Espace modulaire de démonstration en éclairage naturel, Invited paper1996.
DAYLIGHT EUROPE : Stratégies d'éclairage naturel et comportement énergétique de bâtiments1996.
Possibilities and limitations of Markovian stochastic models of passive solar buildings1990. Congress of the International Solar Energy Society, Kobe City, Japan, 4-8 September 1989. p. 1019-1023.
Energy and thermal comfort analysis of a direct gain solar room by use of a Markov stochastic model1986.
Optimization of a hybrid solar-geothermal energy system at building scaleHEPIA Geneva University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, 2021.
Teaching & PhD
Doctoral Program in Energy
Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering