Etat de Vaud Award: Louis Jewell
Louis Alexandre Jewell received the État de Vaud Award for his Master's thesis, entitled "Designing a neighbourhood energy infrastructure: Applying a novel framework to Lisbon". The project was supervised by Dr Nils Schüler, Dr Sébastien Cajot and Prof. François Maréchal, as well as Dr Ricardo Gomes and Prof. Carlos Santos Silva, in collaboration with the research centre IN+ and the EPFL spin-off Urbio. The Etat de Vaud award is intended to reward a Master's project presenting an original solution which promotes the rational use of energy.
Introducing a novel framework for the design of urban energy systems, the work identified sustainable energy infrastructure for the development project of the Vale de Santo António neighbourhood in Lisbon. By combining innovative software from the field of urban building energy modelling, the thesis provided high-granular information with regard to the future energy demand and its most appropriate infrastructure. The results demonstrated the flexibility of the approach for planning neighbourhood energy systems.