The Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab HOBEL
The Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab (HOBEL) is the research laboratory of Prof. Dusan Licina within the Smart Living Lab in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) at EPFL Fribour.
HOBEL strives to advance the knowledge of the intersections between people and buildings by ensuring high indoor environmental quality for building occupants with minimum energy consumption. HOBEL’s mission is to improve the knowledge in the domains of dynamics and fate of air pollutants in buildings, human inhalation exposures, smart ventilation systems and controls, and more broadly, human comfort and energy efficiency in the built environment. We pursue our goals through a combination of laboratory and field experiments, modeling, data analysis, and at times numerical simulations, ranging from the human scale to the building and even urban scale.