Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB
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.
► 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)
Jean-Louis Scartezzini: a life devoted to the sun
“I can’t even offer you a cup of coffee – I already packed up my coffee machine!” Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini, who has headed EPFL’s Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB) for the past 30 years, doesn’t seem fazed by his upcoming retirement. We spoke with him about his long, successful career and some of the twists and turns along the way.
Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini
Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Full Professor and Director of the Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory at ENAC since 1994, left on retirement on November 30th 2022.
Pathways to Net zero CO2 and security supply – new report by SAAS
Switzerland has committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, an ambitious target that can only be reached thanks to rapid and concerted action, as shown in a new report by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences co-authored by Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini.