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Hybrid International Scientific Conference

Lausanne, Switzerland, 13-15 September 2023

Warm thanks to the numerous contributors and participants for making this year's CISBAT such an interesting, dynamic and happy event!

Operation, Well-being and Circularity:
the pillars of a sustainable transition of built environments

Promoting an interdisciplinary approach to the shaping of our built environment, CISBAT 2023 invited scientists from around the world to three days of scientific presentations and future oriented dialogue on the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland.

After three enriching conference days filled with presentations, visits, and networking, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants and the numerous contributors who played a pivotal role in making CISBAT 2023 an exceptional experience. We would also like to offer our warm congratulations to the recipients of the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards:

Best papers (ex aequo)

Solar potential on facades in urban areas: an integrated approach combining solar and digital built facade modelling.
Desthieux, Gilles; Gressin, Adrien; Raybaud, Blaise; Ingensand, Jens

Do we need a saw? Carbon-based analysis of facade BIPV performance under partial shading vegetation
McCarty, Justin; Waibel, Christoph; Galimshina, Alina; Hollberg, Alexander; Schlueter, Arno

Best posters (ex aequo)

From concrete waste to walls: An investigation of reclamation and digital technologies for new load-bearing structures
Maxence Grangeot, Corentin Fivet, Stefana Parascho

Theoretical framework to develop an urban health index using built environment variables: the case of Ferrara, Italy
Amruta Umakant Mahakalkar, Eugenio Morello, Farah Makki, Ahmed Hazem Eldesoky, Enrico Caiani


CISBAT is organised by EPFL and the Smart Living Lab. Academic partners of the conference are renowned scientists from University of Cambridge and MIT, backed by a strong international scientific committee and a specialised pool of reviewers. The conference is financially supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Smart Living Lab.

Portrait Prof. Marilyne Andersen

Prof. Marilyne Andersen, Conference Chair

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Key Information

CISBAT 2023 was organised by EPFL and Smart Living Lab in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Important links

  • International scientific conference on the Built Environment in Transition
  • Lausanne & Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 13-15 September 2023