Publications

2024

The impact of real-time carbon dioxide awareness on occupant behavior and ventilation rates in student dwellings

D. Bastien; D. Licina; L. Bourikas; S. Crosby; S. Gauthier et al. 

Energy And Buildings. 2024-04-03. Vol. 310, p. 114132. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2024.114132.

What is NExT? A new conceptual model for comfort, satisfaction, health, and well-being in buildings

S. Altomonte; S. Kacel; P. W. Martinez; D. Licina 

Building And Environment. 2024-02-03. Vol. 252, p. 111234. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2024.111234.

Influence of Ventilation on Formation and Growth of 1-20 nm Particles via Ozone-Human Chemistry

S. Yang; T. Mueller; N. Wang; G. Beko; M. Zhang et al. 

Environmental Science & Technology. 2024-02-07. Vol. 58, num. 10, p. 4704-4715. DOI : 10.1021/acs.est.3c08466.

Performance evaluation of radon active sensors and passive dosimeters at low and high radon concentrations

J. F. Rey; N. Meisser; D. Licina; J. G. Pernot 

Building And Environment. 2024-01-16. Vol. 250, p. 111154. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.111154.

Physiology or Psychology: What Drives Human Emissions of Carbon Dioxide and Ammonia?

S. Yang; G. Bekoe; P. Wargocki; M. Zhang; M. Merizak et al. 

Environmental Science & Technology. 2024-01-18. Vol. 58, num. 4, p. 1986-1997. DOI : 10.1021/acs.est.3c07659.

2023

European residential ventilation: Investigating the impact on health and energy demand

E. Belias; D. Licina 

Energy And Buildings. 2023-12-27. Vol. 304, p. 113839. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2023.113839.

Investigation of indicators for personal exposure and occupancy in offices by using smart sensors

S. Yun; D. Licina 

Energy And Buildings. 2023-11-01. Vol. 298, p. 113539. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2023.113539.

Size-resolved inhalation intake fractions for particles released from human activities in residential indoor environments (vol 244, 110763, 2023)

D. Licina; B. E. Boor 

Building And Environment. 2023-11-16. Vol. 247, p. 111026. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.111026.

Deposition of inhalable particles onto human clothing: A manikin-based chamber study

H-Y. Jhang; S. Yang; D. Licina 

Building And Environment. 2023-11-04. Vol. 246, p. 110986. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110986.

Building ventilation and outdoor air pollution: Implications for health, comfort and energy

E. Belias / D. Licina (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Assessment of Monitoring Strategies for Inhalation Exposure and Occupancy in Office Environments

S. Yun / D. Licina (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Size-resolved inhalation intake fractions for particles released from human activities in residential indoor environments

D. Licina; B. E. Boor 

Building And Environment. 2023-10-01. Vol. 244, p. 110763. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110763.

Housing, street and health: a new systemic research framework

A. Pagani; D. P. Christie; V. Bourdon; C. Wall Gago; S. Joost et al. 

Buildings and Cities. 2023. Vol. 4, num. 1, p. 629-649. DOI : 10.5334/bc.298.

Optimal sensor placement for personal inhalation exposure detection in static and dynamic office environments

S. Yun; D. Licina 

Building And Environment. 2023-06-06. Vol. 241, p. 110459. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110459.

Comparison of two methods for bioaerosol sampling and characterization in a low-biomass chamber environment

A. Muthalagu; H. Niculita-Hirzel; S. Yang; M. Merizak; M. Pikridas et al. 

Building And Environment. 2023-05-29. Vol. 240, p. 110458. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110458.

Adequacy of stationary measurements as proxies for residential personal exposure to gaseous and particle air pollutants

V. G. Serrano; E. Z. Lin; K. J. G. Pollitt; D. Licina 

Environmental Research. 2023-08-15. Vol. 231, p. 116197. DOI : 10.1016/j.envres.2023.116197.

Human personal air pollution clouds in a naturally ventilated office during the COVID-19 pandemic

S. Yang; A. Muthalagu; V. G. Serrano; D. Licina 

Building And Environment. 2023-04-14. Vol. 236, p. 110280. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110280.

Influence of outdoor air pollution on European residential ventilative cooling potential

E. Belias; D. Licina 

Energy And Buildings. 2023-04-24. Vol. 289, p. 113044. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2023.113044.

Assessment of personal exposure to particle and gaseous air pollutants in residences and offices

M. V. Gonzalez Serrano / D. Licina (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

2022

Influence of Ambient Air Pollution on Natural Ventilation Potential in Europe

E. Belias; D. Licina 

2022-01-01. Conference on Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches (IAQ), Athens, GREECE, May 04-06, 2022. p. 2_A11.

Outdoor PM2.5 air filtration: optimising indoor air quality and energy

E. Belias; D. Licina 

Building & Cities. 2022-06-15. Vol. 3, num. 1, p. 186–203. DOI : 10.5334/bc.153.

Proxy methods for detection of inhalation exposure in simulated office environments

S. Yun; S. Zhong; H. S. Alavi; A. Alahi; D. Licina 

Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology. 2022-11-08. DOI : 10.1038/s41370-022-00495-w.

Transformational IoT sensing for air pollution and thermal exposures

J. Pantelic; N. Nazarian; C. Miller; F. Meggers; J. K. W. Lee et al. 

Frontiers In Built Environment. 2022-10-24. Vol. 8, p. 971523. DOI : 10.3389/fbuil.2022.971523.

Bridging the gap from test rooms to field-tests for human indoor comfort studies: A critical review of the sustainability potential of living laboratories

R. J. Cureau; I. Pigliautile; A. L. Pisello; M. Bavaresco; C. Berger et al. 

Energy Research & Social Science. 2022-10-01. Vol. 92, p. 102778. DOI : 10.1016/j.erss.2022.102778.

Integration of Indoor Air Quality Prediction into Healthy Building Design

S. Yang; S. D. Mahecha; S. A. Moreno; D. Licina 

Sustainability. 2022-07-01. Vol. 14, num. 13, p. 7890. DOI : 10.3390/su14137890.

Why has the COVID-19 pandemic generated such global interest from the engineering community?

J. W. Tang; D. Licina 

Indoor Air. 2022-04-01. Vol. 32, num. 4, p. e13027. DOI : 10.1111/ina.13027.

Longitudinal assessment of personal air pollution clouds in ten home and office environments

V. G. Serrano; D. Licina 

Indoor Air. 2022-02-01. Vol. 32, num. 2, p. e12993. DOI : 10.1111/ina.12993.

Comparing thermal performance of standard humanitarian tents

A. Ullal; S. Aguacil Moreno; R. Vannucci; S. Yang; J. Goyette Pernot et al. 

Energy & Buildings. 2022-03-22. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.112035.

2021

The future of IEQ in green building certifications

D. Licina 

Buildings and Cities. 2021-08-11. Vol. 2, num. 1, p. 907–927. DOI : 10.5334/bc.148.

Global Environmental Stimuli and Human-Building Interaction in Open Space Offices: A Swiss Case Study

V. M. Barthelmes; C. Karmann; V. G. Serrano; A. Chatterjee; M. Andersen et al. 

2021-01-01. ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, ELECTR NETWORK, Feb 09-11, 2021. p. 434-442.

Environmental preferences of occupants: A multi-domain approach in the Swiss open office case study

V. M. Barthelmes; C. Karmann; S. V. Gonzalez; A. Chatterjee; J. Wienold et al. 

2021-01-01. International Hybrid Conference on Carbon Neutral Cities – Energy Efficiency and Renewables in the Digital Era (CISBAT), Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Sep 08-10, 2021. p. 012131. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012131.

Ozone Initiates Human-Derived Emission of Nanocluster Aerosols

S. Yang; D. Licina; C. J. Weschler; N. Wang; N. Zannoni et al. 

Environmental Science & Technology. 2021-11-02. Vol. 55, num. 21, p. 14536-14545. DOI : 10.1021/acs.est.1c03379.

Test rooms to study human comfort in buildings: A review of controlled experiments and facilities

A. L. Pisello; I. Pigliautile; M. Andargie; C. Berger; P. M. Bluyssen et al. 

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2021-10-01. Vol. 149, p. 111359. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111359.

Occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality, sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms and self-reported productivity before and after relocation into WELL-certified office buildings

D. Licina; S. Yildirim 

Building and Environment. 2021-07-22. Vol. 204, p. 108183. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108183.

Indoor air quality investigation before and after relocation to WELL-certified office buildings

D. Licina; D. Licina 

Building and Environment. 2021-07-21. Vol. 204, p. 108182. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108182.

Development of indoor environmental quality index using a low-cost monitoring platform

I. Mujan; D. Licina; M. Kljajic; A. Culic; A. S. Andelkovic 

Journal Of Cleaner Production. 2021-08-20. Vol. 312, p. 127846. DOI : 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127846.

Particle release and transport from human skin and clothing: A CFD modeling methodology

D. Al Assaad; S. Yang; D. Licina 

Indoor Air. 2021-04-24. Vol. 31, num. 5, p. 1377-1390. DOI : 10.1111/ina.12840.

Human Emissions of Size-Resolved Fluorescent Aerosol Particles: Influence of Personal and Environmental Factors

S. Yang; G. Beko; P. Wargocki; J. Williams; D. Licina 

Environmental Science & Technology. 2021-01-05. Vol. 55, num. 1, p. 509-518. DOI : 10.1021/acs.est.0c06304.

2020

The Indoor Chemical Human Emissions and Reactivity (ICHEAR) project: Overview of experimental methodology and preliminary results

G. Beko; P. Wargocki; N. Wang; M. Li; C. J. Weschler et al. 

Indoor Air. 2020-06-07. Vol. 30, num. 6, p. 1213-1228. DOI : 10.1111/ina.12687.

A comparative study of indoor environmental quality in temporary emergency shelters

P. Bonzi 

2020-10-05.

Triggers behind human-building interactions from a user perspective: results and effectiveness of capturing motivations in real-time

V. M. Barthelmes; C. Karmann; J. Wienold; M. Andersen; D. Licina et al. 

2020-10-21. BEHAVE 2020 6th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 21-23, 2020.

Investigation of perceived air quality, occupants’ behaviour and air pollutant levels in two open-space office buildings in Switzerland

M. V. Gonzalez Serrano; V. M. Barthelmes; C. Karmann; D. Khovalyg; D. Licina 

2020-11-05. The 16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (INDOOR AIR 2020), [Virtual event], November 1-5, 2020.

Performance assessment of low-cost environmental monitors and single sensors under variable indoor air quality and thermal conditions

I. Demanega; I. Mujan; B. C. Singer; A. S. Anđelković; F. Babich et al. 

Building and Environment. 2020-10-29. Vol. 187, p. 107415. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107415.

Fungal Contaminants in Energy Efficient Dwellings: Impact of Ventilation Type and Level of Urbanization

H. Niculita-Hirzel; S. Yang; C. Hager Jörin; V. Perret; D. Licina et al. 

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020-07-08. Vol. 17, num. 14, p. 4936. DOI : 10.3390/ijerph17144936.

Occupant satisfaction in non-well and well certified office buildings

S. Yildirim 

2020-07-14.

Special Issue Editorial: Green Buildings and Indoor Air Quality

D. Licina 

Atmosphere. 2020-05-01. Vol. 11, num. 5, p. 441. DOI : 10.3390/atmos11050441.

A Big Data approach to Building Automation and Predictive Maintenance Techniques

C. Gautschi 

2020-06-25.

Volatile organic compounds in 169 energy-efficient dwellings in Switzerland

S. Yang; V. Perret; C. H. Jorin; H. Niculita-Hirzel; J. G. Pernot et al. 

Indoor Air. 2020-04-13. Vol. 30, num. 3, p. 481-491. DOI : 10.1111/ina.12667.

Emissions of volatile organic compounds from interior materials of vehicles

S. Yang; X. Yang; D. Licina 

Building and Environment. 2020. Vol. 170, p. 106599. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106599.

Energy, indoor air quality, occupant behavior, self-reported symptoms and satisfaction in energy-efficient dwellings in Switzerland

S. Yang; J. G. Pernot; C. H. Jorin; H. Niculita-Hirzel; V. Perret et al. 

Building And Environment. 2020-03-15. Vol. 171, p. 106618. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106618.

2019

Use of IoT sensing and occupant surveys for determining the resilience of buildings to forest fire generated PM2.5

J. Pantelic; M. Dawe; D. Licina 

PLOS ONE. 2019. Vol. 14, num. 10, p. e0223136. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0223136.

The Indoor Chemical Human Emissions and Reactivity Project (ICHEAR): Methods

P. Wargocki; G. Bekö; L. Ernle; S. Langer; M. Li et al. 

2019. ISES ISIAQ 2019, KAUNAS, LITHUANIA, August 18 – 22, 2019.

Personal CO2 cloud: laboratory measurements of metabolic CO2 inhalation zone concentration and dispersion in a typical office desk setting

J. Pantelic; S. Liu; L. Pistore; D. Licina; M. Vannucci et al. 

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2019. Vol. 30, num. 2, p. 328-337. DOI : 10.1038/s41370-019-0179-5.

Radon Investigation in 650 Energy Efficient Dwellings in Western Switzerland: Impact of Energy Renovation and Building Characteristics

S. Yang; J. G. Pernot; C. H. Joerin; H. Niculita-Hirzel; V. Perret et al. 

Atmosphere. 2019-12-01. Vol. 10, num. 12, p. 777. DOI : 10.3390/atmos10120777.

Clothing-Mediated Exposures to Chemicals and Particles

D. Licina; G. Morrison; G. Bekö; J. C. Weschler; W. W. Nazaroff 

Environmental Science & Technology. 2019-06-29. Vol. 53, num. 10, p. 5559-5575. DOI : 10.1021/acs.est.9b00272.

Occupant health & well-being in green buildings: Trends and Future Directions

D. Licina; S. Bhangar; C. Pyke 

ASHRAE Journal. 2019-04-30. num. April 2019, p. 74-77.

2018

Clothing as a transport vector for airborne particles: Chamber study

D. Licina; W. W. Nazaroff 

Indoor Air. 2018. Vol. 28, num. 3, p. 404-414. DOI : 10.1111/ina.12452.

2017

Experimental investigation of inhalation intake fraction from localized indoor particle sources

D. Licina; Y. Tian; W. Nazaroff 

2017. Healthy Buildings 2017 Europe, Lublin, Poland, July 2-5,2017.

Inhalation intake fraction of particulate matter from localized indoor emissions

D. Licina; Y. Tian; W. W. Nazaroff 

Building and Environment. 2017. Vol. 123, p. 14-22. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.06.037.

2016

Emission rates and the personal cloud effect associated with particle release from the perihuman environment

D. Licina; Y. Tian; W. W. Nazaroff 

Indoor Air. 2016. Vol. 27, num. 4, p. 791-802. DOI : 10.1111/ina.12365.

Pilot study of sources and concentrations of size-resolved airborne particles in a neonatal intensive care unit

S. Bhangar; B. Brooks; B. Firek; D. Licina; X. Tang et al. 

Building and Environment. 2016. Vol. 106, p. 10-19. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.06.020.

Concentrations and Sources of Airborne Particles in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

D. Licina; S. Bhangar; B. Brooks; R. Baker; B. Firek et al. 

PLOS ONE. 2016. Vol. 11, num. 5, p. e0154991. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0154991.

Size-resolved total particle and fluorescent biological aerosol particle emissions from clothing

Y. Tian; D. Licina; N. Savage; J. A. Huffman; W. W. Nazaroff 

2016. Indoor air 2016 : the 14th international conference of indoor air quality and climate, Ghent, Belgium, July 3-8, 2016.

Airflow Characteristics and Pollution Distribution Around a Thermal Manikin–Impact of Specific Personal and Indoor Environmental Factors.

D. Licina; A. Melikov; W. T. Kwok; C. Sekhar 

ASHRAE Transactions. 2016. Vol. 122, num. 1, p. 366-379.

2015

Effectiveness of a personalized ventilation system in reducing personal exposure against directly released simulated cough droplets

J. Pantelic; K. W. Tham; D. Licina 

Indoor Air. 2015. Vol. 25, num. 6, p. 683-693. DOI : 10.1111/ina.12187.

Transport of gaseous pollutants by convective boundary layer around a human body

D. Licina; A. Melikov; C. Sekhar; K. W. Tham 

Science and Technology for the Built Environment. 2015. Vol. 21, num. 8, p. 1175-1186. DOI : 10.1080/23744731.2015.1060111.

Air temperature investigation in microenvironment around a human body

D. Licina; A. Melikov; C. Sekhar; K. W. Tham 

Building and Environment. 2015. Vol. 92, p. 39-47. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.04.014.

Human convective boundary layer and its impact on personal exposure

D. Licina; A. Melikov; C. Sekhar; K-W. Tham 

2015

2014

Human convection flow in spaces with and without ventilation: personal exposure to floor-released particles and cough-released droplets

D. Licina; A. Melikov; J. Pantelic; C. Sekhar; K. W. Tham 

Indoor Air. 2014. Vol. 25, num. 6, p. 672-682. DOI : 10.1111/ina.12177.

Human convective boundary layer and its interaction with room ventilation flow

D. Licina; A. Melikov; C. Sekhar; K. W. Tham 

Indoor Air. 2014. Vol. 25, num. 1, p. 21-35. DOI : 10.1111/ina.12120.

Experimental investigation of the human convective boundary layer in a quiescent indoor environment

D. Licina; J. Pantelic; A. Melikov; C. Sekhar; K. W. Tham 

Building and Environment. 2014. Vol. 75, p. 79-91. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.01.016.

Transport of gaseous pollutants around a human body in quiescent indoor environment

D. Licina; A. Melikov; P. Mioduszewski; C. Sekhar; K. W. Tham 

2014. 13th SCANVAC International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, São Paulo, Brazil, 19 Oct 2014 – 22 Oct 2014. p. 182–189.

Interaction of convective flow generated by human body with room ventilation flow: impact on transport of pollution to the breathing zone

D. Licina; A. Melikov; C. Sekhar; K. W. Tham 

2014. 

Personal exposure to cough released droplets in quiescent environment and ventilated spaces

D. Licina; A. Melikov; J. Pantelic; C. Sekhar; K. W. Tham 

2014. The 13th SCANVEC International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 19-22, 2014. p. 174-181.

2012

Air handling unit condensate in tropical and subtropical climates – Why waste down the drain?

D. Licina; C. Sekhar 

2012. 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings. p. 2626-2631.

Energy and water conservation from air handling unit condensate in hot and humid climates

D. Licina; C. Sekhar 

Energy and Buildings. 2012. Vol. 45, p. 257-263. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.11.016.

2011

Parametric Analysis and Thermodynamic Limits of Solar Assisted Geothermal Co- And Tri-Generation Systems

M. Todorovic; D. Licina 

ASHRAE Transactions. 2011. Vol. 117, p. 22-31.

Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency for building’s greening: From traditional village houses via high-rise residential building’s BPS and RES powered co- and tri-generation towards net ZEBuildings and Cities

M. S. Todorovic; O. Ecim Djuric; I. Matinovic; D. Licina 

2011. 2011 IEEE 3rd International Symposium on Exploitation of Renewable Energy Sources (EXPRES), 11-12 March 2011. p. 29-37. DOI : 10.1109/EXPRES.2011.5741812.