The smart living lab uses a number of research infrastructures to carry out experiments in real conditions. These infrastructures can be used in a partnership setting.
Building of the smart living lab
Construction of the smart living lab’s own dedicated building in Fribourg is set to begin in 2020. This multidisciplinary living laboratory will serve as a catalyst of progress, providing fertile ground for carrying out work in real conditions.
Winner of the Solar Decathlon 2017, the NeighborHub solar house will have an even better future with the local population.
The popup studio is a construction and experimental space dedicated to teaching and research. Adjoining the smart living lab, the popup studio is a facility for constructing prototypes, building elements such as façades, roofing, and structure, or even entire buildings.
Renewable Energy Integration Lab (LIRE)
The renewable energy integration lab (LIRE) provides a development and full-scale test platform for integrating different renewable energy sources and energy storage for a whole building.
Big Building Data (BBDATA)
Big Building Data (BBDATA) is a secure platform for storing building-related data, and makes use of the latest Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data technology.
1 to 1 Box
The 1 to 1 Box comprises two similar rooms for testing different comfort conditions and levels of automation.
The smart living lab is currently housed in the blueFACTORY’s Blue Hall. Its facilities include different systems for measuring energy consumption and sensors to monitor comfort levels.