Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB
► Energy savings in buildings and improvement of indoor environment quality and health through:
– Advanced integrated day- and electric lighting systems based on non-imaging optics
– Optimal and adaptive building control
► Optimisation of solar energy conversion systems through nanotechnology and architectural integration
► Smart management of cities thanks to modelling and simulation of complex urban systems
(energy flows, solar potential and other sustainability related factors)
The latest news
New award for innovative glazing
Researchers of the EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab have won the RailTech Innovation Award 2019 in the Public Transport category. This is the second award this year to recognise a novel glazing developed by Dr Andreas Schueler and his team.
New PhD Dan Assouline: AI sees potential for renewables
Dan Assouline has obtained a PhD for his thesis "Machine Learning and Geographic Information Systems for large-scale mapping of renewable energy potential" written at the EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab under the supervision of Dr Nahid Mohajeri and Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini. Based on machine learning methods and GIS, his mapping of the Swiss renewable energy potential for different technologies yields valuable information for the definition of regional energy strategies as well as methods that are applicable in different regions of the World. Furthermore, his studies suggest that it is effectively possible to cover the energy needs of Switzerland solely with renewables.
Oliva Bouvard obtains PhD for research in thin film coatings
Low-e insulation glazing has ceased to generate Faraday cages and novel electrochromic coatings were developed thanks to Olivia Bouvard's research in thin film coatings. On Friday 18 January she obtained her PhD for the two research projects, one of which has already found practical application in an award winning project on railway energy efficiency.