Online bonus program 10 September
In the morning of the third conference day, Friday 10 September, we invite while on-site participants discover some key elements of the EPFL sustainable campus and EPFL research related to CISBAT topics, remote participants will have access to their own online bonus program related to the Conference topics: see whats new at the hosting Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab, follow webinaires on
Research & Discovery
09:30-10:15 EPFL Campus and Research at the Solar Energy & Building Physics Lab 10:30-11:00 Circa Diem Immersive Experience
City Software Webinars
Solar Energy and Building Physics research at EPFL
Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab research9:30-10:15
The Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab (LESO-PB) has been at the forefront of research in energy efficiency and renewables in the built environment for 40 years, covering topics such as daylighting, smart control, indoor air quality and health, renewables integration and urban climate simulation. Its current focus is on nanotechnology for solar energy conversion, daylighting control systems and AI for the built environment. A short video will show you the EPFL campus and selected LESO-PB research, with scientists ready to discuss and answer your questions in a subsequent online session.
Software Tool Webinaires
City Energy Analyst9:30-10:00
Find out all about the City Energy Analyst (CEA) tool! CEA is one of the leading open-source computational frameworks for the analysis of urban energy systems. Inside CEA, dynamic and multi-physics models are used to forecast the load profile of heating, cooling, and electricity of single and multiple buildings up to entire districts. The numerical models of CEA allow detailed modeling of dynamic exchanges of energy between buildings, systems, users, and the environment. The CEA can conduct two main types of analyses, which are building energy demand and supply system design and optimization. The main users include researchers in the field of architecture, energy supply system design, urban design, and energy economics in more than ten countries. A video presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Follow this webinar to empower your energy transition using the EnerMaps Data Management Tool (EDMT). If you are an energy professional, this tool offers a qualitative and user-friendly digital platform to improve your data management and accessibility. Based on the FAIR data principle, it ensures that critical energy data are easy to find, accessible, inter-operable and reusable. Furthermore, based on the open-science infrastructure of OpenAIRE, an energy dedicated search engine completes the EDMT with a Research Community Gateway. The gateway allows not only to search datasets but also publications and software related to those. A video presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
What about the CitySim Software originally developed at EPFL? It has become a widely used open-source physically-based simulation tool for the energy and comfort analysis at urban scale. Based on a bottom-up approach, the software simulates dynamically on an hourly basis each element of an urban scene. These elements include buildings, solar panels, grounds, trees, and pedestrians. Results range from buildings’ energy consumption and integrated solar production to surface temperatures estimating the urban heat island effect. More recently, district heating systems for both high and low temperature networks have been integrated and validated. Don't miss out on your chance to attend the webinar, see the new features and interact with the developers of CitySim during the Q&A session.
CIRCA DIEM - A Day in the Life
CIRCA DIEM - A Day in the Life10:30-11:00
Light received at the eye regulates our neurophysiology and profoundly affects the livability of cities, in which we tend to live increasingly indoors and deeper underground. This disconnects us from the natural day-night cycle under which we evolved. CIRCA DIEM – about a day in Latin – raises awareness to the threat of this disconnection as improper light exposure affects our circadian rhythms and can have detrimental effects on our health and sleep. In a space that suggests being deep in an urban canyon, the visitor gets immersed into the four phases of the day through a a dynamic choreography of light and dark, color, words and images. A video of the immersive experience, on display next week at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism SBAU2021, will be followed by a Q&A session.