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.

Big Building Data (BBDATA)

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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.

Building of the Smart Living Lab

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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.

NeighborHub

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Winner of the Solar Decathlon 2017, the NeighborHub solar house will have an even better future with the local population.

Atelier PopUp

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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)

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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.

Thermal & Energy Laboratory (LTE)

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The mission of the Thermal & Energy Laboratory (LTE) is to carry out applied research projects related to the efficiency of thermal / electrical energy conversion in buildings, the design and optimization of decentralized energy systems.

Controlled Environments for Living Lab Studies (CELLS)

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The CELLS comprises two similar rooms for testing different comfort conditions and levels of automation.

Blue Hall

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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.