The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), and the University of Fribourg (UNIFR) are developing complementary approaches to fundamental and applied research. They are making significant contributions to addressing the technical, societal, and economic challenges facing the development of the built environment today. The Smart Living Lab’s current activities are based around four research domains and eleven research groups.
Interactions and design processes
Understand and structure dialogue among stakeholders in the building lifecycle to develop the tools to design, model and operate buildings.
Develop smart energy-efficient systems and technologies, improve their management, and anticipate legal and economic impacts.
Monitor resource efficiency and accelerate processes of change in construction.
Find research projects developed at the Smart Living Lab, categorized by research domain, research group and research infrastructure. In 2017, the Smart Living Lab launched an initiative to support collaborative projects by its research groups in order to boost collaboration with the private sector. The submitted proposals had to satisfy a number of criteria in order to attract funding. They needed to fit with one of the Smart Living Lab’s research areas, and they were required to involve at least two research groups from two different institutions out of EPFL, HEIA-FR, and UNIFR, as well as a private partner.
Every year, almost 100 scientific publications produced by the Smart Living Lab research groups are added to the libraries of their institutions (EPFL, HEIA-FR, UNIFR). They are now all listed on a common webpage of publications on this site.