Final deliverable of the research program online

© 2017 EPFL

© 2017 EPFL

The executive summary of the Smart Living Building scientific program is now available both online and as an appealing booklet.

The smart living lab’s future building will be an experimental structure, which will meet the environmental goals set for year 2050, thirty years ahead of time, and become a sustainability model. The complexity and high expectations of such an edifice required the implementation of the smart living building research program, financed by the State of Fribourg and led by EPFL’s Building 2050 research group. Other research teams from UNI-FR (Human-IST), HEIA-FR (ENERGY, TRANSFORM), and EPFL (EPFL+ECAL LAB, LAST, LASUR, LIPID) were also engaged actors of the program. This preparatory research focuses in defining a novel approach for that specific construction, but will eventually be applicable to other buildings.

The scope of the research program was defined by a holistic approach, embracing the complete lifecycle of a building, from the extraction of construction materials, to a performing operational lifetime, and until recycling after demolition. The building is not only considered as a system, but also in its context, integrating the whole neighborhood’s potential synergies.

To present the results of this 2-year research program in a concise and attractive document, the contents of its executive summary were enhanced in a booklet, designed by Olivia Huguenot, Fribourg. The online version is now available on infoscience.