To assist designers in their search for the right balance between human comfort, well-being and energy-efficiency in a given climate, new calculation methods and design support approaches are being developed at LIPID. We see development of fast building performance simulation (BPS) systems as an important step towards greater integration of quantitative performance evaluations in the design process. At the same time we have been keeping a close eye on uncertainties that plague energy performance evaluations carried out using BPS tools to make them robust and close the performance gap. Our work is enriched by active tool development and interface with design practitioners.
Calcium-triggered fusion of lipid membranes is enabled by amphiphilic nanoparticlesProceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America. 2020-08-04. Vol. 117, num. 31, p. 18470-18476. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.1902597117.
A multi-domain data collection strategy for capturing relationships between occupant behaviour, comfort, indoor environment, and energy use in office2020-04-16. 11th Windsor Conference 2020 – Resilient Comfort in a Heating World, Windsor, United Kingdom, April 16-19, 2020. p. 309-322.
The role of xanthophylls in the supramolecular organization of the photosynthetic complex LHCII in lipid membranes studied by high-resolution imaging and nanospectroscopyBiochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics. 2020-02-01. Vol. 1861, num. 2, p. 148117. DOI : 10.1016/j.bbabio.2019.148117.
Genistein increases the thermogenic program of subcutaneous WAT and increases energy expenditure in miceJournal Of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2019-06-01. Vol. 68, p. 59-68. DOI : 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2019.03.012.
Biomembrane modeling with isogeometric analysisComputer Methods In Applied Mechanics And Engineering. 2019-04-15. Vol. 347, p. 103-119. DOI : 10.1016/j.cma.2018.12.025.
An integrative approach for embodied energy: Towards an LCA-based data-driven design methodRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2018-02-27. Vol. 88, p. 123-132. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2018.02.036.
Robustesse de l’évaluation du potentiel solaire de formes urbaines différenciéesSuburban polarity; Lausannes: Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes (PPUR), 2017. p. 141-150.
Sensitivity analysis of visual and thermal parameters for energy savings: combining illuminance and temperature set-points for possible trade-offs2017. Building Simulation 2017, San Francisco, California, USA, August 7-9 2017.
Assessing the viability of BIPV installations in building energy retrofitting projects2017.
Life-cycle analysis of renovation projects with Building‐Integrated Photovoltaics: Influence of energy use scenariosIDEAS Lunch | LAST – LIPID |Integrated Design, Architecture and Sustainability, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 28-6-2017.
Exploring the influence of contemporary facade design on occupant satisfaction: a preliminary study in office buildings2017. PLEA 2017 Edinburgh – Design to Thrive, Edinburgh, July 3-5, 2017.
Energy performance analysis in interdisciplinary education – Lessons learned from a simulation-based teaching approach2017. PLEA 2017 Edinburgh – Design to Thrive, Edinburgh, UK, July 3-5, 2017.
Smart Living Building Research Program – Executive Summary