Visits on 10 September


On the third conference day, Friday 10 September, between 9.00 and 12.30, we invite participants to discover some key elements of the EPFL sustainable campus and EPFL research related to CISBAT topics, followed by farewell drinks and snacks.

Choose between a visit to the Smart Living Lab in Fribourg (45' by train from Lausanne) and visits on the EPFL Lausanne campus.

Remote participants will have access to their own online bonus program related to the Conference topics.

Visit in Fribourg

Take advantage of your trip to Fribourg to visit its old city, which sits on a rocky hill above the river Sarine! For information see website of Fribourg tourism.
Registration with conference registration; please inform us at welcome desk if you would like to join (or are unable to do so). Masks required indoors.

08:20 (08:44) Train dept Lausanne tickets not provided)
09:03 (09:33) Train arr Fribourg
Easy walk to blueFACTORY (map)

09:15 Welcome coffee, Halle bleue, blueFACTORY
09:45 Introduction to Smart Living Lab
10:00 Visits
12:00 Light lunch

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Smart Living Lab in Fribourg
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Smart Living Lab in Fribourg


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Smart Living Lab in Fribourg

The Smart Living Lab (SLL) in Fribourg is a research and development center for the built environment of the future whose aim is to achieve energy efficiency, digital transformation, and the well-being of its users. Here, interdisciplinary research projects are pursued with experiments carried out in real-life conditions, involving researchers and companies. Find out more about what you will discover at SLL [pdf]. Also on the menu is the 2017 Solar Decathlon winner NeighborHub!


Visits on EPFL Lausanne Campus

Please register by 9.9. 14:00 in Conference hall near reception; masks required indoors

08:50 Meeting in front of STCC lateral entrance (luggage deposit* inside)
09:00 1st visit as selected (choice of three)
10:30 Refreshment break at "Esplanade"
11:00 2nd visit as selected
12:30 Light lunch at STCC (access with Covid-19 certificate)

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Multiple facets of Daylighting research
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Multiple facets of Daylighting research


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Multiple facets of Daylighting research

The Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design LIPID conducts research on visual comfort under daylight conditions, considering health, comfort, perception and energy. A visit of the test facility “Demona” will show insights of the experiments conducted for different glazing and shading including electrochromic glazing and fabrics. The visit will also include a sneak peek into an artistic installation entitled CIRCA DIEM, pertaining to circadian rhythms and the importance of staying connected to the day-night cycle in the built environment.

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Iconic Buildings
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Iconic Buildings


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Iconic Buildings

In the last few years, some spectacular buildings have seen the light on the EPFL campus. The recently built Artlab and the undulating Rolex Learning Center, both designed by Japanese architects, the landmark Swiss Tech Convention Center and other eye catching buildings have not only been built to please but also to reflect a vision of dynamic learning and research. Discover the jewels of the campus as well as an energy efficiency vision for its future development.

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100% renewable thermal power plant and Data Center

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100% renewable thermal power plant


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100% renewable thermal power plant

Heating and cooling the whole EPFL campus without fossil fuels? Well this is possible thanks to thermal heat exchange with the nearby Lake Geneva and a newly updated thermal plant using the latest technology. Additionally, a data center installed above the plant is cooled by the cold water discharges from the power plant and will in turn provide heat from the servers. The building is fully cladded with photovoltaic façade elements.

*) Your luggage can be deposited from 8:30 to 9:30 and retrieved from 12:30. Should you need to access it inbetween these hours, please let us know when you're dropping it off.

EPFL visit map

Online program 10 September

Remote participants will be invited to a visit of the EPFL Lausanne campus and Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab. See and discuss what EPFL researchers do. On the other hand, find out what software tools such as City Energy Analyst, EnerMaps and CitySim can do for you! More information

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