smart living lab

The smart living lab project is a cutting-edge, inter-disciplinary, interinstitutional platform that combines several lines of research related to construction technologies: material sciences and renewable energy production systems that take into account aspects that are related to the occupation of a building, living space and housing, such as comfort, health and air quality. It aims to be a center of national scope, recognized on an international level and involving a variety of players and institutions. The smart living lab is a center for research and development dedicated to the built environment of the future not only on a technical but also on a societal level. 

Its goal is to imagine living spaces while focusing on users’ well-being and environmental issues. It draws on the combined skills of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the School of engineering and architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR) and the University of Fribourg (UNIFR) in the areas of sustainable architecture, technology and materials, comfort, as well as law and human sciences.

iimt research at the smart living lab

The international institute of management in technology (iimt) is one of the three university research groups involved in the smart living lab project. The iimt's research activities focus on people and habitats. The urban design of decentralised energy systems is the interplay of habitats and eventually of people for the highest energy sustainability at maximum mobility and interconnectedness. The energy turnaround amplifies by social, economic, and political aspects. Our research activities focus on the following areas:

BEANS

BEANSBehaviour Analysis for Network Stability. How prosumer behaviour influence the stability of an electricity network. How should a Crowd Energy Community be designed to achieve individual and collective goals?

yves.hertig(at)unifr.ch

Niche Analysis

NICHENiche analysis and actor network mapping of the smart living lab. Review the innovative performance of the smart living lab by conceptualizing it as a innovation niche / experimental space in the understanding of Strategic Niche Management (SNM) and Constructive Technology Assessment (CTA).

anton.sentic(at)unifr.ch

Cybersecurity in Crowd Energy Environments

SecurityHow could the cybersecurity quality of Crowd Energy communities be measured? and how should a Crowd Energy Community be designed in order to be secure against cyberattacks?

mahsa.rahimi(at)unifr.ch

Interactive Crowd Simulation

SimulationInteractive simulation of a Crowd Energy system. Developing an interactive simulation of a Crowd Energy system; acting as a testbed for static and dynamic experiments on the sharing behaviour of energy prosumers within the crowd.

christian.ritzel(at)unifr.ch and

anton.sentic(at)unifr.ch

The smart living lab is a center for research and development dedicated to the built environment of the future not only on a technical but also on a societal level.

Its goal is to imagine living spaces while focusing on users’ well-being and environmental issues. It draws on the combined skills of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the School of engineering and architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR) and the University of Fribourg (UNIFR) in the areas of sustainable architecture, technology and materials, comfort, as well as law and human sciences.

rgyprosumerbehaviourandpreferences