A Joint Steering Committee handles strategic management of the smart living lab on behalf of all partner institutions and an Operational Committee is in charge of implementation. The Building2050 group was responsible for the development of the research program that has resulted in a call for project proposals for the smart living lab’s future building, and will now support its implementation into the operational phase, which is being led by a team of senior architects. A further team is responsible for finding tangible uses for research findings.

Joint Steering Committee

The Joint Steering Committee is responsible for supervising implementation of smart living lab, including infrastructure-related and budgetary aspects. It decides on the aims to be pursued and sets priorities.

Canton of Fribourg

Olivier Curty

Cantonal Councilor
Co-Chair of the Joint Steering Committee

Jean-Pierre Siggen

Cantonal Councilor

Jean-Luc Mossier

Director of the Canton of Fribourg Economic Promotion Agency

EPFL

Andreas Mortensen

Vice President for Research EPFL

Etienne Marclay

Vice President for Human Resources & Operations EPFL
Co-Chair of the Joint Steering Committee

Marc Gruber

Vice President for Innovation EPFL

Marilyne Andersen

Head of Building2050 Group
Professor / Scientific Commission Chair- EPFL
-solar availability
-modelling, simulations and algorithms
-human building interaction

HEIA-FR

Jean-Nicolas Aebischer

Director School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg

UNIFR

Astrid Epiney

Rector University of Fribourg

Operational Committee

The Operational Committee implements the smart living lab’s program within the scope set out by the Joint Steering Committee. The committee is in charge of the smart living lab’s day-to-day work.

Canton of Fribourg

Jean-Luc Mossier

Director of the Canton of Fribourg Economic Promotion Agency

EPFL

Corentin Fivet

Head of Structural Xploration Lab (SXL)
Tenure Track Assistant Professor- EPFL
-load-bearing systems
-design and construction processes
-sustainable architectural technology

HEIA-FR

Jean-Philippe Bacher

Co-Head of ENERGY Institute / smart living lab HEIA-FR Manager
Professor / Technology transfer manager- HEIA-FR
-efficient energy strategies and regulation
-smart houses or cities
-technology transfer

UNIFR

Stephanie Teufel

Head of international institute of management in technology
Professor- UNIFR
-behavioral change
-crowd-energy
-prosumer

smart living lab

Anne-Claude Cosandey

Director of Operations EPFL Fribourg and smart living lab
Until 31.12.2018- EPFL
-project management
-change management
-administration

Scientific Commission

The Scientific Commission brings together the academic heads of the smart living lab’s research groups, and is chaired by a professor nominated by EPFL. The Commission is tasked with strategically organizing the smart living lab’s research domains and optimizing synergies between the different research groups.

EPFL

Marilyne Andersen

Head of Building2050 Group
Professor / Scientific Commission Chair- EPFL
-solar availability
-modelling, simulations and algorithms
-human building interaction

Anne-Claude Cosandey

Director of Operations EPFL Fribourg and smart living lab
Until 31.12.2018- EPFL
-project management
-change management
-administration

Paolo Tombesi

Head of Laboratory of Construction and Architecture (FAR)
Professor- EPFL
-design and construction processes
-sustainable architectural technology
-construction

Corentin Fivet

Head of Structural Xploration Lab (SXL)
Tenure Track Assistant Professor- EPFL
-load-bearing systems
-design and construction processes
-sustainable architectural technology

Dolaana Khovalyg

Head of Thermal Engineering for Built Environment Lab (TEBEL)
Tenure Track Assistant Professor – EPFL
-heat recovery
-energy efficient solutions
-heating, ventilation and air-conditioning HVAC

Dusan Licina

Head of Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab (HOBEL)
Tenure Track Assistant Professor- EPFL
-heating, ventilation and air-conditioning HVAC
-human building interaction
-health and comfort in buildings

Thomas Jusselme

Building2050 Group
Project Manager- EPFL
-design and construction processes
-efficient energy strategies and regulation
-low carbon

HEIA-FR

Elena-Lavinia Niederhäuser

Co-Head of ENERGY Institute
Professor- HEIA-FR
-energy storage
-photovoltaics
-heating, ventilation and air-conditioning HVAC

Jean-Philippe Bacher

Co-Head of ENERGY Institute / smart living lab HEIA-FR Manager
Professor / Technology transfer manager- HEIA-FR
-efficient energy strategies and regulation
-smart houses or cities
-technology transfer

Florinel Radu

Head of TRANSFORM Institute
Professor- HEIA-FR
-sociological and economical approaches
-spatial analysis or planning
-change management

Daia Zwicky

Head of iTEC Institute
Professor- HEIA-FR
-design and construction processes
-refurbishment or rehabilitation
-load-bearing systems

UNIFR

Stephanie Teufel

Head of international institute of management in technology
Professor- UNIFR
-behavioral change
-crowd-energy
-prosumer

Denis Lalanne

Head of Human-IST Research Center
Professor- UNIFR
-data visualization
-human-centered multimodal interfaces
-human-building interaction

Martin Beyeler

Institute for Swiss and international construction law
Professor- UNIFR
-public procurement law
-construction law
-dispute resolution