Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB
Research at the EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory directed by Professor Jean-Louis Scartezzini focuses on energy efficiency and the implementation of renewable energies in buildings and cities.
► 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
A.T.D. Perera: conducting the Energy symphony
Distributed energy systems play a key role in the global shift toward renewable energy sources. In his PhD thesis defended on May 6th, A.T. D. Perera presents new modeling methods that allow optimizing energy systems design while addressing complex issues, such as the diversity of resources, peak demand and extreme climate events, energy systems interaction and urban micro climate. Highly topical, Dr Perera's thesis work has been widely published: 24 publications in four years at EPFL!
An automated daylighting control system
Dr. Yujie Wu successfully defended his thesis on Friday, May 3rd. He outlined the concept of an independent, decentralized system with a built-in photometric device to automatically manage the blinds position in buildings. A new step towards the Energy Transition 2050 and living and/or working spaces with low carbon emission.
Jing Gong receives PhD for microstructured glazing
Jing Gong has received a PhD for her work on a novel daylighting system based on advanced embedded optical microstructures for various facade orientations and climates. The microstructured glazing addresses the glare and overheating issues often encountered in buildings with glazed façades, and aims to improve solar gains in winter.