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)
Scientific Reports: Evidence of Lighting Impact on Human
Improving indoor lighting conditions at the workplace has the potential to support proper circadian entrainment of hormonal rhythms, sleep, and well-being, as reported in a paper by Marta Benedetti et al. in a paper published by Nature Scientific Reports.
Making installed train windows permeable to mobile-phone signals
EPFL spin-off nu glass has successfully tested a portable system that makes the window panes on railcars permeable to mobile communications. This can bring significant environmental and cost benefits to railway companies and mobile-phone operators, since they’ll no longer have to install signal boosters to provide wireless connectivity for passengers.
PhD A Walch: Solar PV & Shallow Geothermal Potential assessed by ML
Warm congratulations to Alina Walch for successfully and brilliantly defending her PhD thesis on 13 January. Her research, supervised by Dr Nahid Mohajeri of University College London and Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini of EPFL, confirmed Switzerland’s substantial potential for Photovoltaics and Shallow Ground Source Heat Pumps through the use of machine learning methods and the processing of large geospatial and climatic datasets.