CISBAT 2021 – Lausanne, Switzerland

Carbon Neutral Cities - Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era

EPFL, 8-10 September 2021


Focused on the built environment’s transition to carbon neutrality, CISBAT 2021 offered a scientific platform for the presentation of research that pushes the boundaries of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The conference united scientist from around the world in a hybrid event promoting interdisciplinary dialogue and a visionary approach to the shaping of our future buildings and districts. ->> Program

Contributions were submitted for presentations in the following topics:

  1. Smart materials for building envelopes (micro- and nanotechnologies)
  2. Climate resilient buildings (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
  3. Daylighting & electric lighting (human centric & green lighting)
  4. Human & building interaction (user centered systems, health, behaviour)
  5. Building simulation & ICT (design, optimisation, analysis) – IBPSA special session
  6. Renewable energy in the built environment (electricity, heating and cooling)
  7. Smart buildings & districts (distributed energy systems, predictive & adaptive control, energy demand & supply)
  8. Data mining for the built environment (big data & machine learning)
  9. Urban climate modelling (microclimate, energy performance, regenerative design)
  10. Innovative construction for circular economy (LCA, recycling, design)
The following awards were presented:
Best paper award to: Johra, Hicham; Gade, Rikke; Østergaard Poulsen, Mathias; Daugbjerg Christensen, Albert; Sarey Khanie, Mandana; Moeslund, Thomas and Lund Jensen, Rasmus for their paper "Artificial intelligence for detecting indoor visual discomfort from facial analysis of building occupants".
Best poster award to: Giuseppe Peronato, Roberto Boghetti and Jérôme H. Kämpf for their poster presenting a "A machine-learning model for the prediction of aggregated building heating demand from pan-European land-use maps".

CISBAT was organised by the Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab (LESO-PB) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Academic partners of the conference were renowned scientists from University of Cambridge and MIT as well as the Swiss chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association IBPSA, backed by a strong international scientific committee and a specialised pool of reviewers.

The conference esd financially supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

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