Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB

The EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB) closed in November 2022.
For 40 years, research at the lab focused on energy efficiency and the implementation of renewable energies in buildings and cities. The lab was founded by Prof. André Faist and directed by Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini for almost three decades.
part of the facade of LESO experimental building, wood and windows with smoothly integrated anidolic daylight system as well as pv panels protruding from roof

► 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)

Activity reports