Fields of expertise
Modelling, simulation and optimisation
Team leader "Sustainable Urban Development"
Scientific consultant and lecturer
Team leader "Urban Systems Simulation"
Professor of Building Energy Efficiency
Senior Research Scientist in Energy Informatics
Idiap Research Institute
On the Modelling and Optimisation of Urban Energy Fluxes
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Haute Ecole Pédagogique Lausanne
University of Lausanne
University of Lausanne
Designing and assessing solar energy neighborhoods from visual impact Sustainable Cities and Society . 2021-04-25 . DOI : 10.1016/j.scs.2021.102959. Parametric study of URBAN morphology on building solar energy potential in Singapore context Urban Climate . 2020 . DOI : 10.1016/j.uclim.2020.100624. Shading device EP3827153 ; CN116044301 ; CN112513400 ; EP3827153 ; US2021140232 ; CN112513400 ; WO2020021347 . 2020 . Automated ‘Eye-sight’ Venetian blinds based on an embedded photometric device with real-time daylighting computing Applied Energy . 2019-10-15 . DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113317. Performance assessment of the BTDF data compression based on wavelet transforms in daylighting simulation Solar 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 computing Building and Environment . 2019-08-15 . DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106229. Daylighting simulation for external Venetian blinds based on HDR sky luminance monitoring with matrix algebraic approach 2019-03-15 . 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. Design and Validation of a Compact Embedded Photometric Device for Real-time Daylighting Computing in Office Buildings Building and Environment . 2019-01-15 . DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.11.016. Understanding the performance gap: a machine learning approach on residential buildings in Turin, Italy 2019 . Journal of Physics: Conference Series . p. 012042. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012042. Retrofitting, district heating and energy storage: neighborhood energy planning 2019 . DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012108. Multi-agent reinforcement learning for adaptive demand response in smart cities 2019 . DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012058. CityLearn v1.0: An OpenAI Gym Environment for Demand Response with Deep Reinforcement Learning 2019 . 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation , New-York, USA . p. 356-357. DOI : 10.1145/3360322.3360998. A morphological based PV generation and energy consumption predictive model for Singapore neighbourhood 2019 . DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012033. CO2 experimental measurements towards the development of a predictive framework using user actions in smart buildings 2019 . DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012061. A smart luminaire in an office environment: impact on light distribution, user interactions and comfort 2019 . DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012164. The Simulation of Mean Radiant Temperature in Outdoor Conditions: A review of Software Tools Capabilities 2019 . p. 3234-3241. DOI : 10.26868/25222708.2019.210301. Building energy models with Morphological urban-scale parameters: a case study in Turin 2019 . Daylight regulated by automated external Venetian blinds based on HDR sky luminance mapping in winter 2019 . 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 solar-based sustainable urban design: The effects of city-scale street-canyon geometry on solar access in Geneva, Switzerland Applied Energy . 2019 . DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.02.014. Automated Daylighting Control System based on Sky Luminance Monitoring and Lighting Computing Lausanne , EPFL , 2019 . DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9498. Fusing TensorFlow with building energy simulation for intelligent energy management in smart cities Sustainable Cities and Society . 2019 . DOI : 10.1016/j.scs.2018.11.021. Lighting simulation for External Venetian blinds based on BTDF and HDR sky luminance monitoring 2018-09-24 . 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018) , Syracuse, NY, USA , September 23-26, 2018 . p. 1019-1024. Cooling potential of greening in the urban environment, a step further towards practice Sustainable Cities and Society . 2018-01-31 . DOI : 10.1016/j.scs.2018.01.019. Sky Monitoring System US11747517 ; EP3662655 ; EP3662655 ; CN111052721 ; US2021149080 ; EP3662655 ; CN111052721 ; WO2019030639 . 2018 . Thermal Comfort Maps to estimate the impact of urban greening on the outdoor human comfort Urban Forestry & Urban Greening . 2018 . DOI : 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.08.007. Reinventing daylight Science/AAAS . 2017-11-03 . Daylight in the Built Environment Science/AAAS . 2017-11-03 . Daylight in the built environment Changing perspectives on daylight: Science, technology, and culture ; Washington, DC : Science/AAAS , 2017. p. 46. An embedded system for quasi real-time lighting computation based on sky monitoring 2017 . 15th IBPSA Conference , San Francisco, CA, USA , Aug. 7-9, 2017 . DOI : 10.26868/25222708.2017.281. Data To Reproduce "Cim-Citysim Coupling" On The Epfl Campus 2017 . Aerosol Health Effects from Molecular to Global Scales Environmental Science & Technology . 2017 . DOI : 10.1021/acs.est.7b04417. Multi-criteria analysis for the integrated performance assessment of complex fenestration systems Building Research And Information . 2017 . DOI : 10.1080/09613218.2016.1235911. An overview of simulation tools for predicting the mean radiant temperature in an outdoor space 2017 . CISBAT 2017 International Conference , Lausanne, Switzerland , 6-8 September 2017 . p. 1111-1116. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.471. On the impact of the wind speed on the outdoor human comfort: a sensitivity analysis 2017 . CISBAT 2017 International Conference , Lausanne, Switzerland , 6-8 September 2017 . p. 481-486. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.297. Investigating the importance of future climate typology on estimating the energy performance of buildings in the EPFL campus 2017 . CISBAT 2017 International Conference , Lausanne, Switzerland , 6-8 September 2017 . p. 1087-1092. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.434. Characterization of a quasi-real-time lighting computing system based on HDR imaging 2017 . CISBAT 2017 International Conference , Lausanne, Switzerland , 6-8 September 2017 . p. 649-654. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.364. Comfort Map, a dynamic visualization of children’s thermal sensation in the outdoor environment 2017 . 21st International Congress of Biometeorology , Durham, UK , September 3-7, 2017 . Bioclimatic Design of Sustainable Campuses using Advanced Optimisation Methods Lausanne , EPFL , 2017 . DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7756. Multi-scale modelling to evaluate building energy consumption at the neighbourhood scale PLoS ONE . 2017 . DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0183437. The Integration of Outdoor Thermal Simulation Tools in Architectural Design 2017 . 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 . Integrating urban energy simulation in a parametric environment: a Grasshopper interface for CitySim 2017 . PLEA 2017 Edinburgh - Design to Thrive , Edinburgh , July 3-5, 2017 . Outdoor human comfort and thermal stress: A comprehensive review on models and standards Urban Climate . 2016 . DOI : 10.1016/j.uclim.2016.08.004. Massive 3D models and physical data for building simulation at the urban scale 2016 Overheating reduction of a cold formed steel-framed building using a hybrid evolutionary algorithm to optimize different PCM solutions 2016 . 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 Ade 2016 . 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. Multi-scale modelling to assess human comfort in urban canyons 2016 . Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) regional conference - Expanding boundaries , Zurich, Switzerland , June 15-17 2016 . DOI : 10.3218/3774-6_15. On the impact of local climatic conditions on urban energy use: A case study 2016 . 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 University 2016 . 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 climate 2016 . 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 design 2016 . PLEA - 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments , Los Angeles , July 11-13, 2016 . Passive House Optimization for Portugal: Overheating Evaluation and Energy Performance Energy and Buildings . 2016 . DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.02.034. Effects of urban compactness on solar energy potential Renewable Energy . 2016 . DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.053. Monitoring and rendering of visual and photo-biological properties of daylight-redirecting systems Solar Energy Journal . 2016 . DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2015.12.052. The EPFL Campus in Lausanne: New Energy Strategies for 2050 Energy Procedia . 2015 . DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.776. Evapotranspiration model to evaluate the cooling potential in urban areas - A case study in Switzerland 2015 . 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 models 2015 . 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 2050 2015 . 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 Lausanne 2015 . 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 Lausanne 2015 . 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment , Toulouse, France , July 20-24, 2015 . A verification of CitySim results using the BESTEST and monitored consumption values 2015 . Building Simulation Applications BSA 2015 , Bozen-Bolzano, Italy , 4th – 6th February 2015 . p. 215-222. Optimisation of the heating demand of the EPFL campus with an MIP approach 2015 . CISBAT 2015 , EPFL, Lausanne , September 9-11th, 2015 . p. 833-838. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-833-838. Genesis of the CityGML Energy ADE 2015 . CISBAT 2015 , EPFL, Lausanne , September 9-11th, 2015 . p. 931-936. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-931-936. Long wave radiation exchange for urban scale modelling within a co-simulation environment 2015 . CISBAT 2015 , EPFL, Lausanne , September 9-11th, 2015 . p. 871-876. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-871-876. Urban energy simulation of the EPFL Campus in Fribourg using a new paradigm: the CITYGML application domain extension energy 2015 . CISBAT 2015 , EPFL, Lausanne , September 9-11th, 2015 . p. 907-912. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-907-912. Assessing the challenges of changing electricity demand profiles caused by evolving building stock and climatic conditions on distribution grids 2015 . CISBAT 2015 , EPFL, Lausanne , September 9-11th, 2015 . p. 791-796. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-791-796. Performance confrontation between parametric analysis and evolutionary algorithm to achieve passive houses in warm climates 2015 . CISBAT 2015 , EPFL, Lausanne , September 9-11th, 2015 . p. 773-778. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-773-778. Evaluation and optimization of renewable energy in the Quartier Nord: objective zero-power 2015 . CISBAT 2015 , EPFL, Lausanne , September 9-11th, 2015 . p. 705-710. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-705-710. Lighting retrofit in current practice: Results from a survey of IEA Task 50 2015 . CISBAT 2015 , EPFL, Lausanne , September 9-11th, 2015 . p. 277-282. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-277-282. Characterisation and Modelling of Advanced Daylight Redirection Systems with Different Goniophotometers 2015 . CISBAT 2015 , EPFL, Lausanne , September 9-11th, 2015 . p. 211-216. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-cisbat2015-211-216. Annual Performance Assessment of Complex Fenestration Systems in Sunny Climates Using Advanced Computer Simulations Journal of Daylighting . 2015 . DOI : 10.15627/jd.2015.6. Building shape optimisation to reduce air-conditioning needs using constrained evolutionary algorithms Solar Energy . 2015 . DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2015.04.046. Evaluation of building energy use: from the urban to the building scale 2015 . 9th International Conference on Urban Climate , Toulouse, France , 20th-24th July 2015 . Improving outdoor comfort and energy consumption of a city district in a desert area 2014 . 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. A multi-layer ground model to simulate outdoor surface temperature at urban scale Energy and Buildings . 2014 . On advanced daylighting simulations and integrated performance assessment of complex fenestration systems for sunny climates Lausanne , EPFL , 2014 . DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-6425. Ground temperature modelling: The case study of Rue des Maraîchers in Geneva 2014 . Eurographics Workshop on Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation , Strasburg, France. , April 6, 2014 . p. 1-6. DOI : 10.2312/udmv.20141072. Visualizing street orientation and solar radiation in relation to complex topography 2014 . Workshop on Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation , Strasburg, France. , April 6, 2014 . p. 1-6. DOI : 10.2312/udmv.20141070. A framework to model and simulate the disaggregated energy flows supplying buildings in urban areas Lausanne , EPFL , 2014 . DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-6102. Modelling the urban microclimate and its impact on the energy demand of buildings and building clusters 2013 . 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association , Chambery, France , 26-28 August 2013 . p. 3483-3489. Design in the desert. A bioclimatic project with urban energy modelling 2013 . 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association , Chambery, France , 26-28 August 2013 . p. 129-134. Urban Form Optimization for the Energy Performance of Buildings Using Citysim 2013 . CISBAT 2013 , Lausanne, Switzerland , September 4-6, 2013 . p. 915-920. Simulation of Urban Energy Flow: A Graph Theory Inspired Approach 2013 . CISBAT 2013 , Lausanne, Switzerland , September 4-6, 2013 . p. 1071-1076. Urban Energy Simulation of a Social Housing Neighbourhood in Bogota, Colombia 2013 . 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 Neighbourhood 2013 . CISBAT 2013 , Lausanne, Switzerland , September 4-6, 2013 . p. 867-872. Assessment of Circadian Weighted Radiance Distribution Using a Camera-Like Light Sensor 2013 . 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 Scheme 2013 . CISBAT 2013 , Lausanne, Switzerland , September 4-6, 2013 . p. 353-358. Air-Conditioning Energy Production through a Building Shape Optimization 2013 . CISBAT 2013 , Lausanne, Switzerland , September 4-6, 2013 . p. 103-108. CISBAT 2013 Proceedings Vol. I - Cleantech for Smart Cities and Buildings 2013 . CISBAT 2013 - Cleantech for Smart Cities & Buildings - From Nano to Urban Scale . Designing in the desert. A bioclimatic approach at the urban scale 2012 . 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 buildings 2012 . Conference on Nonimaging Optics - Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration IX , San Diego, CA , AUG 12-14, 2012 . DOI : 10.1117/12.929845. Comparison of objective and subjective visual comfort and associations with non-visual functions in young subjects 2011 . CISBAT 2011 , Lausanne , September 14-16, 2011 . p. 361-366. Ray-tracing simulation of complex fenestration systems based on digitally processed BTDF data 2011 . CISBAT 2011 , Lausanne , September 14-16, 2011 . p. 349-354. CITYSIM simulation: the case study of Alt-Wiedikon, a neighbourhood of Zürich City 2011 . CISBAT 2011 , Lausanne , September 14-16, 2011 . p. 937-940. Daylight optimization of buildings and application of advanced daylighting systems in Central Mexico 2011 . CISBAT 2011 , Lausanne , September 14-16, 2011 . p. 397-402. Optimisation of Urban Sustainability Computer Modelling for Sustainable Urban Design ; Earthscan, London, Washington, DC , 2011. p. 203-258. Computer Modelling for Sustainable Urban Design Computer Modellling for Sustainable Urban Design ; Earthscan, London, Washington, DC , 2011. p. 113-147. Ray tracing study for non-imaging daylight collectors Solar Energy . 2010 . DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2010.03.008. Optimisation of solar energy utilisation potential in the urban context 2010 . SEUS - Solar Energy at Urban Scale , Compiègne, France , May 25-26 . A comparison of global optimisation algorithms with standard benchmark functions and real-world applications using EnergyPlus Journal of Building Performance Simulation . 2010 . DOI : 10.1080/19401490903494597. Optimisation of building form for solar energy utilisation using constrained evolutionary algorithms Energy and Buildings . 2010 . DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2009.11.019. Optimisation of Urban Energy Demand Using an Evolutionary Algorithm 2009 . Eleventh International IBPSA Conference , Glasgow, Sctotland , July 27-30, 2009 . p. 668-673. DOI : 10.26868/25222708.2009.0668-673. From the neighbourhood to the city : resource flow modelling for urban sustainability 2009 . CISBAT 2009 , Lausanne , September 2-3, 2009 . p. 445-450. On the modelling and optimisation of urban energy fluxes Lausanne , EPFL , 2009 . DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-4548. Optimisation of buildings solar irradiation availability Solar Energy . 2009 . DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2009.07.013. A hybrid CMA-ES and HDE optimisation algorithm with application to solar energy potential Applied Soft Computing . 2009 . DOI : 10.1016/j.asoc.2008.09.009. Optimisation de la forme urbaine pour une meilleure utilisation de l'énergie solaire 2008 . IBPSA France 2008 , Lyon , 6 & 7 novembre 2008 . Towards comprehensive simulation and optimisation for more sustainable urban design 2008 . PLEA 2008 , Dublin , 22-24 October . Towards comprehensive simulation and optimisation for more sustainable urban design 2008 . 15.Schweizerisches Status-Seminar 2008 , ETH - Zürich , 11-12 September, 2008 . p. 489-496. Normalisation of Histogrammed List Mode Data IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science . 2008 . DOI : 10.1109/TNS.2007.914207. Towards an evolutionary model of city sustainability 2007 . Holcim Forum , Beijing, China , 17-24 April 2007 . Optimisation of Buildings Daylight Availability 2007 . CISBAT 2007 , Lausanne , 4-5 September 2007 . p. 469-473. On-site performance of electrochromic glazings coupled to an anidolic daylighting system Solar Energy . 2007 . DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2007.01.011. A simplified thermal model to support analysis of urban resource flows Energy & Buildings . 2007 . DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2006.09.002. Integration of BT(R)DF Data into Radiance Lighting Simulation Programme - Technical Report CTI Project 4881.1 Bidirectional Goniophotometer 2004
Assessing Daylighting Performances of Electrochromic Glazings Coupled to an Anidolic Device 2003 . ISES Solar World Congress 2003 , Göteborg (SE) , June 14-19, 2003 . p. 159.