Victims of extreme natural or man-made disasters are often forced to live in temporary emergency shelters for prolonged time. It is therefore important to evaluate the indoor environmental quality in these shelters, which is the objective of this project. In addition to literature review, this project includes testing and integration of sensing modules, installed inside and outside of different emergency shelters in the blueFACTORY site (Fribourg). The sensing instruments will be able to detect a bouquet of air quality factors (CO2, VOC, NOx, SOx, PM2.5, PM10, O3), dry-bulb and globe temperature, noise levels, pressure differential, wind speed and illuminance levels. The final aim is to test the performance of several different shelter types and to propose the most suitable design solution.
FAR, EPFL: Dr. André Ullal, Dr. Riccardo Vannucci
HOBEL, EPFL: Prof. Dusan Licinia
TRANSFORM, HEIA-FR: Prof. Joëlle Goyette
smart living lab – Fribourg – Switzerland