Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design
Ensuring comfort while promoting human wellbeing are part of a satisfying occupant experience in buildings, but must remain bounded by energy and material efficiency. LIPID’s research activities focus on ways to fulfill – at minimum and beyond- building users’ physiological and emotional needs accounting for the resources we have available by taking four main perspectives: Health, Comfort, Perception and Energy.
how to predict the visual delight of daylit spaces
how to support design decisions based on energy performance and solar potential
Completed PhD Thesis at LIPID
Sneha Jain recently completed her PhD Thesis entitled "Discomfort glare from daylight: influence of colour and of the eye's macular pigment"
New PhD Student at LIPID
Chui Ling (Beatrice) Yuen joined forces with the LIPID team on February 1st, 2023. She is registered in the Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering (EDCE).
Art exhibition showcases the importance of light hygiene
Lighten Up! On Biology and Time is a new EPFL Pavilions exhibition that uses the lens of art to explore how living organisms are connected to natural daylight cycles. One of its curators is ENAC professor Marilyne Andersen, who is also an artist in the show for which she created an installation – Circa Diem – based on her research at EPFL.