CISBAT 2019 – International Scientific Conference
4-6 September 2019, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Climate Resilient Cities - Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era


Focused on energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the built environment, CISBAT offers a dynamic international platform for scientific exchange in fields ranging from nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications to urban energy systems.

CISBAT 2019 took place from 4 to 6 September 2019 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland under the topic "Climate Resilient Buildings - Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era".

The organisers warmly thank all who made this conference a success: keynotes, presenters, session chairs and active participants, our partners, the scientific committee, LESO-PB and EPFL staff, caterers as well as guides of technical visits. We also express our sincere gratitude to our main sponsor, the Federal Office of Energy, without whom CISBAT could not have taken place, as well as to the Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation who funded the Science meets Industry Session through the Swiss Competence Centre for Energy Research "Future Energy Efficient Buildings and Districts".

The following awards were presented:


Modelling the impact of green solutions upon the urban heat island phenomenon by means of satellite data
Nicola Colaninno, Eugenio Morello


Deep neural networks as surrogate models for urban energy simulations
Jose R. Vazquez-Canteli, Aysegul Dilsiz Demir, Julien Brown, Zoltan Nagy


Can a building read your mind? Results from a small trial in facial action unit detection
Mark Allan, Mauro Overend


Effect of atrium geometry and reflectance on daylighting in adjacent rooms
Thiago Ferreira, Iason Bournas, Marie Claude Dubois

Conference Proceedings will be published as a CISBAT Special Issue of Journal of Physics: Conference Series, an IOP open access publication.

Host: Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

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