Below you will find the most recent papers published by the Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab.
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Thermochromic coatings for overheating protection of solar thermal collectors – Towards industrial implementation – Annual Report 2019
A collaborative platform to empower local actions against energy poverty2019-01-23. 2nd International Energy Poverty Conference, Bucharest, Romania, 22nd – 24th January, 2019.
NEST SolAce Research Activities Report – Energy use, Daylighting and Indoor Comfort
How building energy models take the local climate into account in an urban context – A reviewRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2019-10-03. Vol. 116, p. 109390. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109390.
Linking business model innovation with energy system optimization2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012115.
Biorecovery of Precious Metal Nanoparticles From Waste Electrical and Electronic EquipmentsElectronic Waste Management and Treatment Technology; Elsevier, 2019. p. 133-152.
Introducing reinforcement learning to the energy system design processApplied Energy. 2020. Vol. 262, p. 114580. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114580.
Self-commissioning glare-based control system for integrated venetian blind and electric lightingBuilding and Environment. 2020. Vol. 171, p. 106642. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106642.
Quantifying the impacts of climate change and extreme climate events on energy systemsNature Energy. 2020. Vol. 5, p. 150-159. DOI : 10.1038/s41560-020-0558-0.
International Conference on Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era (CISBAT 2019) – Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol. 13432019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era .
Towards a digital workflow to assess visual impact of solar modules and their operation within energy-hubs2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012106. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012106.
Impact of dynamic lighting control on light exposure, visual comfort and alertness in office users2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012160. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012160.
Daylight regulated by automated external Venetian blinds based on HDR sky luminance mapping in winter2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012158. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012158.
A critical comparison of methods to estimate solar rooftop photovoltaic potential in Switzerland2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012035. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012035.
From university to industry – challenges in upscaling optical microstructures for daylight redirection in buildings2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012194. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012194.
Predicting the thermal performance of thermochromic flat plate solar collectors2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012201. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012201.
In-situ and post annealing effect on the microstructure and the optical properties of black Cu-Co-Mn oxide spinel coating for Parabolic Trough Collector (PTC) applications2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012200. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012200.
Novel microwave transparent low emissivity coating for energy-efficient glazing: towards 5G frequencies2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012199. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012199.
Improving self-consumption of on-site PV generation through deploying flexibility in building thermal mass2019. CISBAT 2019. Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012087. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012087.
Machine learning and geographic information systems for large-scale wind energy potential estimation in rural areas2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012036. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012036.
Strategies to maximise the autonomy of neighbourhoods with the integration of renewable energies2019. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019. p. 012109. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012109.
Evaluating the electricity saving potential of electrochromic glazing for cooling and lighting at the scale of the Swiss non-residential national building stock using a Monte Carlo modelEnergy. 2019. Vol. 185, p. 136-147. DOI : 10.1016/j.energy.2019.07.037.
Solar cooking potential in Switzerland: Nodal modelling and optimizationSolar Energy. 2019-12-01. Vol. 194, p. 788-803. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2019.10.071.
Redefining energy system flexibility for distributed energy system designApplied Energy. 2019-11-01. Vol. 253, p. 113572. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113572.
Geospatial analysis and optimization of the incoming and stored CO2 emissions within the EPFL campus2019-11-20. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2019. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012118.
Deep learning in the built environment: automatic detection of rooftop solar panels using Convolutional Neural Networks2019-11-20. CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era, Lausanne, Switzerland, 4–6 September 2019. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012034.
Eight-month experimental study of energy impact of integrated control of sun shading and lighting system based on HDR vision sensorEnergy and Buildings. 2019-11-15. Vol. 203, p. 109443. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109443.
Performance assessment of the BTDF data compression based on wavelet transforms in daylighting simulationSolar Energy. 2019-09-15. Vol. 190, p. 329-336. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2019.07.096.
A Novel Reconfigurable CMOS Compatible Ka Band Bandstop Structure Using Split-Ring Resonators and Vanadium Dioxide (VO2) Phase Change Switches2019-05-07. 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Boston, June 7-11,2019. p. 865-867. DOI : 10.1109/MWSYM.2019.8701121.
A digital workflow to quantify regenerative urban design in the context of a changing climateRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2019-10-01. Vol. 113, p. 109255. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109255.
Lighting simulation for External Venetian blinds based on BTDF and HDR sky luminance monitoring2018-09-24. 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018), Syracuse, NY, USA, September 23-26, 2018. p. 1019-1024.
Daylighting simulation for external Venetian blinds based on HDR sky luminance monitoring with matrix algebraic approach2019-03-15. The 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018), Hong Kong, China, August 22-25, 2018. p. 2677-2682. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.021.
Split-pane electrochromic window control based on an embedded photometric device with real-time daylighting computingBuilding and Environment. 2019-08-15. Vol. 161, p. 106229. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106229.
Automated ‘Eye-sight’ Venetian blinds based on an embedded photometric device with real-time daylighting computingApplied Energy. 2019-10-15. Vol. 252, p. 113317. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113317.
A machine learning approach for mapping the very shallow theoretical geothermal potentialGeothermal Energy. 2019-07-25. Vol. 7, num. 1, p. 19. DOI : 10.1186/s40517-019-0135-6.
Integrating urban form and distributed energy systems: Assessment of sustainable development scenarios for a Swiss village to 2050Renewable Energy. 2019-12-01. Vol. 143, p. 810-826. DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2019.05.033.
Ni3N as an Active Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction Catalyst in Alkaline MediumAngewandte Chemie-International Edition. 2019-05-27. Vol. 58, num. 22, p. 7445-7449. DOI : 10.1002/anie.201902751.
A review of assessment methods for the urban environment and its energy sustainability to guarantee climate adaptation of future citiesRenewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2019-09-01. Vol. 112, p. 733-746. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2019.06.005.
Wavelet variance scale-dependence as a dynamics discriminating tool in high-frequency urban wind speed time seriesPhysica A-Statistical Mechanics And Its Applications. 2019-07-01. Vol. 525, p. 771-777. DOI : 10.1016/j.physa.2019.04.021.
Impacts of extreme climate conditions due to climate change on the energy system design and operation2019-01-01. Applied Energy Symposium and Summit – Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid (REM), Rhodes, GREECE, Sep 28-30, 2018. p. 358-363. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.002.
The role of distributed energy systems in European energy transition2019-01-01. Applied Energy Symposium and Summit – Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid (REM), Rhodes, GREECE, Sep 28-30, 2018. p. 286-291. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.014.
Robust optimization of power grid with distributed generation and improved reliability2019-01-01. Applied Energy Symposium and Summit – Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid (REM), Rhodes, GREECE, Sep 28-30, 2018. p. 400-405. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.12.069.
A cross-country perspective on solar energy in urban planning: Lessons learned from international case studiesRenewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2019-07-01. Vol. 108, p. 209-237. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2019.03.041.
Multi-Stage Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies into Standalone Energy Systems2018-01-01. 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA), Rome, ITALY, Sep 24-26, 2018.
Criteria and policies to master the visual impact of solar systems in urban environments: The LESO-QSV methodSolar Energy. 2019-05-15. Vol. 184, p. 672-687. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2019.03.031.
Spatio-temporal modelling and uncertainty estimation of hourly global solar irradiance using Extreme Learning Machines2019-03-15. 10 th International Conference on Applied Energy ( ICAE2018), Hong Kong , China, August 22- 25, 2018. p. 6378-6383. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.219.
Machine learning methods to assist energy system optimizationApplied Energy. 2019. Vol. 243, p. 191-205. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.03.202.
Influence des formes des arcades du patio sur les performances énergétiques d’une maison traditionnelle dans le ksar de Kenadsa2019. Conférence Internationale sur les Matériaux, le Patrimoine et l’Environnement en Zones Arides, Adrar, Algérie, February 17-18, 2019.
The effect of Green Building Envelopes on the thermal comfort and Cooling and heating energy performance in hot and dry climate2018. IRSEC’18 – 6th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, Rabat, Morocco, December 5-8, 2018.
Impact of urban density on energy consumption2018. International Conference on Energy, Materials, Applied Energetics and Pollution ICEMAEP2018.
Solar Energy and Buildings Physics Laboratory – Activity Report 2014
Solar Energy and Buildings Physics Laboratory – Activity Report 2015
Solar Energy and Buildings Physics Laboratory – Activity Report 2016
Solar Energy and Buildings Physics Laboratory – Activity Report 2017
BAV-RhB Projekt Reduzierung des Heizenergiebedarfs von Bahnfahrzeugen durch eine verbesserte Wärmedämmung der Fahrzeughülle
Box-type solar cooker
Sky Monitoring System
Integrating Renewable Energy Technologies into Distributed Energy Systems Maintaining System Flexibility2018. 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA), Rome, ITALY, Sep 24-26, 2018. p. 1-5. DOI : 10.1109/EFEA.2018.8617046.
Infrared Optical Properties of Doped and Pure Thermochromic Coatings for Solar Thermal Absorbers2018. SWC2017/SHC2017 ISES Solar World Congress 2017 – IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2017, Abu Dhabi, 29.10.-2.11.2017. p. 1-7. DOI : 10.18086/swc.2017.17.04.
Towards industrial implementation
Modeling the effects of future urban planning scenarios on the Urban Heat Island in a complex region2018. DOI : 10.31223/osf.io/c8mzb.
Linearity versus non-linearity in high frequency multilevel wind time series measured in urban areasChaos, Solitons & Fractals. 2019. Vol. 120, p. 234-244. DOI : 10.1016/j.chaos.2019.02.002.
Digitalizing the urban landscape. Microclimate, energy systems and comfortSwiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018, EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland), 15th November 2018.
A transdisciplinary approach to understand, compute and visualize the city interfaceSwiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018, EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland), 15th November 2018.
Study on the impact climate change on the resilience of the EPFL campus2018. 10th International Conference on Urban Climate/ 14th Symposium on the Urban Environment, New York, NY, 6-10 August 2018.
Climate impact and energy sustainability of future European neighborhoods2019. 5th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, Rome (Italy), September 24 – 26 2018. DOI : 10.1109/EFEA.2018.8617066.
Adaptive design through nature-based technologies and solutions: an innovative process characterising urban regeneration2018. Healthy landscapes: green, regeneration, safety, Bologna (Italy), 6 June 2018 – 8 June 2018.
Outdoor comfort simulation of complex architectural designs: a review of simulation tools from the designer perspective.2018. 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, Chicago, IL, September 26-28, 2018.
Rethinking Sustainability Towards a Regenerative Economy (RESTORE) within an Adaptive Neighbourhood Design2018. 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Hong Kong, 10-12 December 2018.
A new clustering and visualization method to evaluate urban heat energy planning scenariosCities. 2019-05-19. Vol. 88, p. 19-36. DOI : 10.1016/j.cities.2018.12.007.
Matching visual impact, solar energy production potential and energy system optimization for an enhanced solar integration. An experience with a novel pre-design tool2018-12-08. PLEA 2018: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit, Hong-Kong, December 10-12, 2018.
Feasibility study on a novel daylighting system with embedded micro compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs)2018. Conference on Nonimaging Optics – Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XV, San Diego, CA, Aug 19-20, 2018. p. 1075807. DOI : 10.1117/12.2320478.
Design and Validation of a Compact Embedded Photometric Device for Real-time Daylighting Computing in Office BuildingsBuilding and Environment. 2019-01-15. Vol. 148, p. 309-322. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.11.016.
Integration of Non-Image-Forming (NIF) Effects of Light in Venetian Blinds and Electric Lighting Control2018-01-01. p. 5-5.
From a Vegetation Index to a Sustainable Development Goal Indicator: Forest Trend Monitoring Using Three Decades of Earth Observations across SwitzerlandISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2018-11-24. Vol. 7, num. 12, p. 455. DOI : 10.3390/ijgi7120455.
Linking Neighborhoods into Sustainable Energy SystemsEnergy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments; Springer, 2019.
Passive design optimization of newly-built residential buildings in Shanghai for improving indoor thermal comfort while reducing building energy demandENERGY AND BUILDINGS. 2018. Vol. 169, p. 484-506. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.09.095.
Large-scale rooftop solar photovoltaic technical potential estimation using Random ForestsAPPLIED ENERGY. 2018. Vol. 217, p. 189-211. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.02.118.
Dynamics of Subjective Thermal Comfort and Skin Temperatures Under Self-Selected (Day-) Lighting Conditions
Combinatorial study of low-refractive Mg-F-Si-O nano-composites deposited by magnetron co-sputtering from compound targetsAPPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE. 2018. Vol. 435, p. 170-177. DOI : 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.10.229.
Thermal Comfort Maps to estimate the impact of urban greening on the outdoor human comfortUrban Forestry & Urban Greening. 2018. Vol. 35, p. 91-105. DOI : 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.08.007.
Thermochromic coatings for overheating protection of solar thermal collectors – novel type of doping (TARGET95)
Assessing visibility in multi-scale urban planning: A contribution to a method enhancing social acceptability of solar energy in citiesSolar Energy. 2018-10-01. Vol. 173, p. 97-109. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2018.07.059.
Topology classification with deep learning to improve real-time event selection at the LHCComputing and Software for Big Science. 2019-08-31. Vol. 3, p. 12. DOI : 10.1007/s41781-019-0028-1.
Microfabrication of curved sidewall grooves using scanning nanosecond excimer laser ablation2018-02-19. SPIE LASE 2018, San Francisco, California, United States, 27 January-1 February 2018. p. 37. DOI : 10.1117/12.2286908.
Estimation of Large-Scale Solar Rooftop PV Potential for Smart Grid Integration: A Methodological ReviewSustainable Interdependent Networks; Springer International Publishing, 2018.
Promoting Solar Energy While Preserving Urban Context2017-05-30.
State-of-the-Art of Education on Solar Energy in Urban Planning
Illustrative Prospective of Solar Energy in Urban Planning: Collection of International Case Studies
Closing thoughtsScience/AAAS. 2017-11-03. Vol. Changing perspectives on daylight: Science, technology, and culture (Supplement), p. 43-44.
Reinventing daylightScience/AAAS. 2017-11-03. Vol. Changing perspectives on daylight: Science, technology, and culture (Supplement), p. 33-37.
Daylight in the Built EnvironmentScience/AAAS. 2017-11-03. Vol. Changing perspectives on daylight: Science, technology, and culture (Supplement), p. 24-32.
Daylight: Contexts and conceptsScience/AAAS. 2017-11-03. Vol. Changing perspectives on daylight: Science, technology, and culture (Suppplement), p. 4-8.
Data To Reproduce “Cim-Citysim Coupling” On The Epfl Campus2017.
Thermochromic coatings for overheating protection of solar thermal collectors – novel type of doping (TARGET95)
Cooling potential of greening in the urban environment, a step further towards practiceSustainable Cities and Society. 2018-01-31. Vol. 31, p. 543-559. DOI : 10.1016/j.scs.2018.01.019.
Optimum dispatch of a multi-storage and multi-energy hub with demand response and restricted grid interactionsEnergy Procedia. 2017-12-01. Vol. 142, p. 2864-2869. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.434.
Energy Procedia – CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts – Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale2017-09-08. CISBAT 2017 International ConferenceFuture Buildings & Districts – Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale.
Lighting control system
EP3469860; DE102016012289; WO2017216623; WO2017216623.2017.
Towards novel glazing with seasonal dynamics based on micro compound parabolic concentrators2018. Solar World Congress 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 29 – November 1st, 2017.
Improving the energy sustainability of a Swiss village through building renovation and renewable energy integrationEnergy and Buildings. 2018. Vol. 158, p. 906-923. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.057.
Optimum design of distributed energy hubs using hybrid surrogate models (HSM)2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 187-192. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.343.
Effects of city size on the large-scale decentralised solar energy potential2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 697-702. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.372.
Achieving energy sustainability in future neighborhoods through building refurbishment and energy hub concept: a case study in Hemberg-Switzerland2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 265-270. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.320.
Characterization of a quasi-real-time lighting computing system based on HDR imaging2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 649-654. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.364.
Toward proper evaluation of light dose in indoor office environment by frontal lux meter2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 835-840. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.418.
On the integration of Non-Image-Forming effects of light on venetian blinds and electric lighting control2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 1039-1044. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.475.
Colored solar façades for buildings2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 175-180. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.340.
Visual prominence vs architectural sensitivity of solar applications in existing urban areas: an experience with web-shared photos2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 955-960. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.437.
Development and characterization of electrochromic oxide and ion conductor deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 787-792. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.397.
Study of Si doped VO2 thin films for solar thermal applications2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 745-750. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.390.
Dimensional stability analysis of a UV printed polymer microstructure for a novel glazing system2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 763-768. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.393.
Mobile communication through insulating windows: a new type of low emissivity coating2017. CISBAT 2017 International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2017. p. 781-786. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.396.
Shunt capacitive switches based on VO2 metal insulator transition for RF phase shifter applications2017. ESSDERC 2017 – 47th IEEE European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC), Leuven, Belgium, 11-14 September 2017. p. 232-235. DOI : 10.1109/ESSDERC.2017.8066634.
Bright Light Delights: Effects of Daily Light Exposure on Emotions, Rest-activity Cycles, Sleep and Melatonin Secretion in Severely Demented PatientsCurrent Alzheimer Research. 2017. Vol. 14, num. 10, p. 1063-1075. DOI : 10.2174/1567205014666170523092858.
Comfort Map, a dynamic visualization of children’s thermal sensation in the outdoor environment2017. 21st International Congress of Biometeorology, Durham, UK, September 3-7, 2017.
Measurement of the impact of buildings on meteorological variables2017. Building Simulation Applications, BSA 2017, 3rd IBPSA Italy conference, Bozen-Bolzano, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 8-10 February 2017.
Improving local wind estimation for the automated control of blinds2017. Building Simulation Applications, BSA 2017, 3rd IBPSA Italy conference, Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy, 8-10 February 2017.
Coating for optical and electronic applications
US2019040520; EP3411511; WO2017134589.2017.
The Integration of Outdoor Thermal Simulation Tools in Architectural Design2017. International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Edinburgh, July 3-5th, 2017.
Introducing a hybrid energy-use model at the urban scale: the case study of Turin (IT)2017. 3rd Building Simulations Application Conference BSA 2017, Bolzano, Italy, February, 8th-10th 2017.
The traditional house with horizontal opening: a trend towards zeroenergy house in the hot, dry climatesEnergy Procedia. 2016. Vol. 96, p. 934-944.
Etude du comportement aéraulique des maisons à ouverture zénithale2017. 1st International Seminar on the Apport of the Simulation in Technological Innovation, Ghardaïa (Algeria), March., 07-08, 2017.
Method for hardening a coating of a solar collector element, and elements produced by means of said method
EP2898113; WO2014045241; WO2014045241.2015.
Glazing with embedded microstructures for daylighting and seasonal thermal control
ES2622364; US9695629; CN104520523; EP2882921; US2015225994; EP2882921; CN104520523; WO2014024146.2015.
Interference filter with angular independent orange colour of reflection and high solar transmittance, suitable for roof-integration of solar energy systems
Kapitel 3.8 Urbane Strategien zum KlimawandelBrennpunkt Klima Schweiz – Grundlagen, Folgen und Perspektiven; Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz, 2016. p. 186-189.
Chapitre 3.8 Stratégies urbaines face au changement climatiqueCoup de projecteur sur le climat suisse – Etat des lieux et perspectives; Académies suisses des sciences, 2016. p. 186-189.
The traditional house with horizontal opening: a trend towards zero-energy house in the hot, dry climates2016. SBE16 Tallinn and Helsinki Conference on Build Green and Renovate Deep, Tallinn, ESTONIA, OCT 05-07, 2016. p. 934-944. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.09.169.
Hybrid phase-change — Tunnel FET (PC-TFET) switch with subthreshold swing < 10mV/decade and sub-0.1 body factor: Digital and analog benchmarking2016. 2016 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), San Francisco, CA, USA, 3-7 December 2016. p. 19.3.1-19.3.4. DOI : 10.1109/IEDM.2016.7838452.
Laminated glazing with coloured reflection and high solar transmittance suitable for solar energy systems
US2019081588; JP6242902; BR112015006028; AU2013319925; CN104736338; HK1208844; JP2016500799; US2015249424; EP2897795; CN104736338; AU2013319925; WO2014045141; WO2014045141.2017.
Performance analysis of photovoltaic thermal (Pvt) panels considering thermal parameters2016. ASME Power Conference POWER2016. p. V001T08A020.
Optimum design of standalone hybrid energy systems minimizing waste of renewable energy2016. 10th ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability. p. V001T03A008.
3D Model for Solar Energy Potential on Buildings from Urban LiDAR Data2016. UDMV 2016 – Eurographics Workshop on Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation, Liège, Belgium, December 8, 2016.
Outdoor human comfort and thermal stress: A comprehensive review on models and standardsUrban Climate. 2016. Vol. 18, p. 33-57. DOI : 10.1016/j.uclim.2016.08.004.
Effects of light on sleep, emotions and immunological variables in demented patients2016. 23rd Congress of the European-Sleep-Research-Society, Bologna, ITALY, SEP 13-16, 2016. p. 202-202.
On the Impact of Integration of Non-Image Forming (NIF) Effect of Light on Electrical Lighting Control in Non-Residential Buildings2016. 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality Ventilation & Energy Conservation In Buildings IAQVEC 2016, Songdo, Incheon. Republic of Korea, October 23-26, 2016.
Potential advantages of a multifunctional complex fenestration system with embedded micro-mirrors in daylightingSolar Energy Journal. 2016. Vol. 139, p. 412-425. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2016.10.012.
In situ photoelectron spectroscopic characterization of reactively sputtered, doped vanadium oxide thin films2016. 16th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis (ECASIA). p. 440-444. DOI : 10.1002/sia.5989.
Investigation of the metal-insulator transition in VO2 for Electronic Switches with Sub-1mV/Decade Steep Subthreshold Slope2016. 2016 IEEE Silicon Nanoelectronics Workshop (SNW), Honolulu, HI, USA, 12-13 June 2016. p. 180-181. DOI : 10.1109/SNW.2016.7578041.
Massive 3D models and physical data for building simulation at the urban scale2016.
Diurnal variations of hormonal secretion, alertness and cognition in extreme chronotypes under different lighting conditionsNature Scientific Reports. 2016. Vol. 6, num. 33591. DOI : 10.1038/srep33591.
Overheating reduction of a cold formed steel-framed building using a hybrid evolutionary algorithm to optimize different PCM solutions2016. Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) regional conference – Expanding boundaries, Zurich, Switzerland, June 15-17 2016. DOI : 10.3218/3774-6_32.
Integration of outdoor human comfort in a building energy simulation database using CityGML Energy Ade2016. Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference – Expanding Boundaries: Systems Thinking for the Built Environment, Zurich, Switzerland, June 15-17 2016. DOI : 10.3218/3774-6_14.
On the impact of local climatic conditions on urban energy use: A case study2016. PLEA 2016 – 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Los Angeles, USA, July 11-13, 2016.
Energy Demand Analysis for Building Envelope Optimization for Hot Climate: A Case Study at AN Najah National University2016. PLEA 2016 – 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Los Angeles, USA, July 11-13, 2016.
Energy demand and urban microclimate of old and new residential districts in a hot arid climate2016. PLEA 2016 – 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Los Angeles, USA, July 11-13, 2016.
How street canyon configuration control the accessibility of solar energy potential: Implication for urban design2016. PLEA – 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments, Los Angeles, July 11-13, 2016.
Variation in the pupil light reflex between winter and summer seasonsActa Ophthalmologica. 2016. Vol. 94, num. 3, p. E244-E246. DOI : 10.1111/aos.12966.
Design optimization of electrical hubs using hybrid evolutionary algorithm2016. ASME 2016 10th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 26-30, 2016.
Passive House Optimization for Portugal: Overheating Evaluation and Energy PerformanceEnergy and Buildings. 2016. Vol. 118, p. 181-196. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.02.034.
CFSpro: ray tracing for design and optimization of complex fenestration systems using mixed dimensionality approachJournal of Applied Optics. 2016. Vol. 55, num. 19, p. 5127-5134. DOI : 10.1364/AO.55.005127.
Effective and robust energy retrofitting measures for future climatic conditions — Reduced heating demand of Swedish householdsEnergy and Buildings. 2016. Vol. 121, p. 176-187. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.03.044.
Sensitivity of the dispatch strategy in designing grid integrated hybrid energy systems2016. IEEE International Energy Conference ENERGYCON 2016, Leuven, Belgium, April 4-8, 2016.
Optimum design and control of grid integrated electrical hubs considering lifecycle cost and emission2016. IEEE International Energy Conference ENERGYCON 2016, Leuven, Belgium, April 4-8 2016.
Effects of urban compactness on solar energy potentialRenewable Energy. 2016. Vol. 93, p. 469-482. DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.053.
Monitoring and rendering of visual and photo-biological properties of daylight-redirecting systemsSolar Energy Journal. 2016. Vol. 129, p. 297-309. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2015.12.052.
Evaluation and optimization of renewable energy in the Quartier Nord2015.
Optical and structural analysis of sol-gel derived Cu-Co-Mn-Si oxides for black selective solar nanocomposite multilayered coatingsSolar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2015. Vol. 143, p. 573-580. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2015.06.058.
Influence of the residential building typology on the thermal comfort and energy needs in various Algerian climates2015. ISITES 2015 3rd International Symposium on Innovative Technologies in Engineering and Science, Valencia, Spain, June 3-5, 2015.
Technologies Solaires et Architecture – une Synthèse delicateTec 21 / Tracé / Archi. 2013. Vol. Special Issue “Construction Solaire”.
BIPV im Kontext – Architektonische Integration von PVTEC21. 2015. Vol. 24.
Solar energy promotion and Urban context protection: LESO-QSV Tool (Quality-Site-Visibility)2015. PLEA 2015, Bologna, Italy, September 9-11, 2015.
Location Based Study of the Annual Thermal Loads with Microstructured Windows in European Climates2015. 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy, 14-17 June 2015. p. 91-96. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.120.
Duration models for activity recognition and prediction in buildings using Hidden Markov Models2015. IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA), Paris, October 19-21, 2015. p. 1-10. DOI : 10.1109/DSAA.2015.7344784.
Electrothermal actuation of vanadium dioxide for tunable capacitors and microwave filters with integrated microheatersSensors & Actuators: A. Physical. 2016. Vol. 241, p. 245-253. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2016.01.027.
In situ core-level and valence-band photoelectron spectroscopy of reactively sputtered tungsten oxide filmsSurface and Interface Analysis. 2016. Vol. 48, num. 7, p. 660-663. DOI : 10.1002/sia.5927.
Experimental Determination of Optical and Thermal Properties of Semi-transparent Photovoltaic Modules Based on Dye-sensitized Solar Cells2015. 6th International Building Physics Conference IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy, 14-17 June 2015. p. 453-458. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.696.
Evapotranspiration model to evaluate the cooling potential in urban areas – A case study in Switzerland2015. 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Hyderabad, December 6-9, 2015.
Multi-scale modelling to improve climate data for building energy models2015. 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Hyderabad, India, December 6-9, 2015.
Designing in the desert. A bioclimatic approach at the urban scale2012. UAE-Swiss Research Day. Frontiers in Water, Energy and Sustainability, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 11-12, 2012.
The EPFL campus in Lausanne: new energy strategies for 20502015. 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy, June 14-17, 2015.
Urban energy simulation based on a new data model paradigm: the CityGML Application Domain Extension Energy. A case study in the EPFL campus of Lausanne2015. 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2015, Hyderabad, India, December 7-9, 2015.
Outdoor human comfort and climate change. A case study in the EPFL campus in Lausanne2015. 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Toulouse, France, July 20-24, 2015.
A verification of CitySim results using the BESTEST and monitored consumption values2015. Building Simulation Applications BSA 2015, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 4th – 6th February 2015. p. 215-222.
Comparison of acute non-visual bright light responses in patients with optic nerve disease, glaucoma and healthy controlsNature Scientific Reports. 2015. Vol. 5, p. 15185. DOI : 10.1038/srep15185.
Annual Performance Assessment of Complex Fenestration Systems in Sunny Climates Using Advanced Computer SimulationsJournal of Daylighting. 2015. Vol. 2, num. 2, p. 32-43. DOI : 10.15627/jd.2015.6.
Proceedings of CISBAT 2015 International Conference on Future Buildings and Districts – Sustainability from Nano to Urban Scale – Vol. II2015. CISBAT 2015 International Conference “Future Buildings and Districts – Sustainability from Nano to Urban Scale”.
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Structural, electrical and magnetic characterization of in-situ crystallized ZnO:Co thin films synthesized by reactive magnetron sputteringMaterials Chemistry And Physics. 2015. Vol. 161, p. 26-34. DOI : 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2015.04.037.
Building shape optimisation to reduce air-conditioning needs using constrained evolutionary algorithmsSolar Energy. 2015. Vol. 118, p. 186-196. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2015.04.046.
Evaluation of building energy use: from the urban to the building scale2015. 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, Toulouse, France, 20th-24th July 2015.
Expansion and densification of cities: linking urban form to urban ecology2015. International Conference on Future Buildings & Districts Sustainability From Nano to Urban Scale, EPFL Lausanne Switzerland, 9 – 11 September 2015.
Neighbourhood morphology and solar irradiance in relation to urban climate2015. 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Toulouse France, 20- 24 July 2015.
How green are British cities? Scaling relations and CO2 emissions2015. AUM2015 – The 5th Symposium on Applied Urban Modelling – Green Cities, University of Cambridge – UK, 24-29 June, 2015.
Steep-slope Metal-Insulator-Transition VO2 Switches with Temperature-Stable High IONIEEE Electron Device Letters. 2015. Vol. 36, num. 9, p. 972-974. DOI : 10.1109/LED.2015.2454535.
Tunable Capacitors and Microwave Filters Based on Vanadium Dioxide Metal-Insulator Transition2015. 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Transducers 2015, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, June 21-25, 2015.
Fabrication of CMOS-compatible abrupt electronic switches based on vanadium dioxideMicroelectronic Engineering. 2015. Vol. 145, p. 117-119. DOI : 10.1016/j.mee.2015.03.055.
Impact of traditional and modern building materials on the thermal behavior and energy consumption of a courtyard house in the hot and dry climate2014. 1st International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA, NOV 24-26, 2014. p. 1468-1474. DOI : 10.3233/978-1-61499-466-4-1468.
Effects of realistic office daylighting and electric lighting conditions on visual comfort, alertness and moodLighting Research & Technology. 2015. Vol. 47, num. 2, p. 192-209. DOI : 10.1177/1477153514531518.
A statistical method for assessing retrofitting measures of buildings and ranking their robustness against climate changeEnergy and Buildings. 2015. Vol. 88, p. 262-275. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.11.015.
Climate responsive strategies of traditional dwellings located in an ancient village in hot summer and cold winter region of ChinaBuilding and Environment. 2015. Vol. 86, p. 151-165. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.12.003.
Statistical-thermodynamics modelling of the built environment in relation to urban ecologyEcological Modelling. 2015. Vol. 307, p. 32-47. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.03.014.
Innovative solar products for architectural integration: a joint Task 41 and Task 51 IEA website2014. Eurosun 2014, Aix-les-Bains, France, 16-19 September 2014.
Improving outdoor comfort and energy consumption of a city district in a desert area2014. The 5 th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Healthy Lands – Healthy People, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research Sede Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University, Israel, November 17-20, 2014. p. 34.
A Multi-sensor Office-building Database for Experimental Validation and Advanced Control Algorithm DevelopmentProcedia Computer Science. 2014. Vol. 32, p. 1003-1009. DOI : 10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.525.
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CFSPro: Ray Tracing for Profile Optimisation of Complex Fenestration Systems using mixed dimensionality approachStatus-Seminar «Forschen für den Bau im Kontext von Energie und Umwelt, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, September 4-5,2014.
Estimation of the Energy Performance Certificate of a housing stock characterised via qualitative variables through a typology-based approach model: A fuel poverty evaluation toolEnergy and Buildings. 2015. num. 89, p. 39-48. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.12.024.
Analysing and modelling the growth and efficiency of urban transportation infrastructures2014. Symposium on Applied Urban Modelling – Planning Urban Infrustructure, University of Cambridge,Cambridge, UK, April 1-3. 2014.
CO2 emissions in relation to street-network configuration and city sizeTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 2015. Vol. 35, p. 116-129. DOI : 10.1016/j.trd.2014.11.025.
Dike emplacement at Bardarbunga, Iceland, induces unusual stress changes, caldera deformation, and earthquakesBulletin Of Volcanology. 2014. Vol. 76, num. 10, p. 869. DOI : 10.1007/s00445-014-0869-8.
A multi-layer ground model to simulate outdoor surface temperature at urban scaleEnergy and Buildings.
Monitoring and simulation of visual and photo-biological properties of daylight-redirecting systemsEnergy and Buildings.
A statistical method for comparing different retrofitting measures of buildings and evaluating their robustness against climate changeEnergy and Buildings. 2015. Vol. 88, p. 262-275. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.11.015.
CMOS-compatible abrupt switches based on VO2 metal-insulator transition2015. Ultimate Integration on Silicon, Bologna, Italy, January 26-28, 2015.
Light diffusion in GFRP laminates for building construction2014. CICE2014, The 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, August 20-22, 2014.
Semiconductor-metal transition in vanadium dioxide based thin films: towards “smart” solar energy materials2010. From Solid State to BioPhysics V, Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 12 – 19, 2010.
Thermal solar collector with VO2 absorber coating and V1-xWxO2 thermochromic glazing – Temperature matching and triggeringSolar Energy. 2014. Vol. 110, p. 151-159. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2014.08.033.
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Influence of doping in thermochromic V1−xWxO2 and V1−xAlxO2 thin films: Twice improved doping efficiency in V1−xWxO2Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 2015. Vol. 621, p. 206-211. DOI : 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.08.264.
Analyzing Variation in Street Patterns: Implications for Urban PlanningJournal of Architectural and Planning Research. 2014. Vol. 31, num. 2, p. 112-127.
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Different colors of light lead to different adaptation and activation as determined by high-density EEGNeuroImage. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.06.071.
Nanocrystalline Low-Refractive Magnesium Fluoride Films Deposited by Reactive Magnetron Sputtering: Optical and Structural PropertiesAdvanced Engineering Materials. 2015. Vol. 17, num. 11, p. 1652-1659. DOI : 10.1002/adem.201500129.
Growth optimization of vanadium dioxide films on SiO2/Si substrates2014. 40th Micro and Nano Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 22-26, 2014.
Steep slope VO2 switches for wide-band (DC-40 GHz) reconfigurable electronics2014. 72nd Device Research Conference, Santa Barbara, California, USA, June 22-25, 2014. DOI : 10.1109/DRC.2014.6872284.
Quantitative analysis of structural changes during rapid urban growthJournal of Urban Planning and Development. 2015. p. 05014014-1, 05014014-10. DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000213.
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