Contact: Dasaraden Mauree
The monitoring of high resolution vertical meteorological profiles is essential to determine the impact of urban areas / buildings on these variables. It is necessary to represent these effects when evaluating building energy use, air pollutant dispersion and renewable energy potential in urban planning scenarios.
MoTus is a 27m mast with instruments at a regular intervals (4m) along the vertical axis to obtain a high-resolution profile of meteorological parameters. The mast is located next to the LESO experimental building. It has been completed with 6 additional anemometers on the LESO-PB south façade to improve the understanding of turbulent processes and the automated control of blinds.
The geographical location of the monitoring tower allows measurement of meteorological variables. The EPFL campus can be seen as a complex and dense urban setup (typical of a number of European cities) and the courtyard next to the LESO building as a canyon covered partially by grass and asphalt. Besides the location of the campus itself, is very interesting because of the thermal inertia of the lake as well as the close proximity to the mountains.
Energy Demand Analysis for Building Envelope Optimization for Hot Climate: A Case Study at AN Najah National University. PLEA 2016 – 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Los Angeles, USA, 2016.