The Building2050 research group, supervised by Marilyne Andersen and coordinated by Thomas Jusselme, was founded in 2014, following the creation of the EPFL Fribourg satellite campus and of the smart living lab. Its activities support the development of the smart living building, which will house a hundred smart living lab researchers as of 2021, as a research object and outcome.

The group concentrates its work notably on the buildings’ energy/carbon performance in order to develop design strategies able to meet the expected 2050 requirement levels.

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D. Vuarnoz; T. Jusselme : Neutral global warming potential target of electricity storage as threshold for greenhouse gas emission mitigation in buildings. 2018-12-10. Passive and Low Energy Architecture conference (PLEA 2018): Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit, Hong-Kong, December 10-12, 2018. p. 1217.
S. Cozza; T. Jusselme; M. Andersen : Usability assessment of building performance simulation tools: a pilot study. 2018-09-12. Second International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment - SDBE 2018, September 12-13, 2018.
É. Nault; T. Jusselme; M. Andersen : Setting contextual life-cycle objectives in urban design: requirements for a decision-support method. 2018-09-17. Second International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE), London, UK, September 12-13, 2018.
D. Vuarnoz; S. Cozza; T. Jusselme; G. Magnin; T. Schafer et al. : Integrating hourly life-cycle energy and carbon emissions of energy supply in buildings; Sustainable Cities and Society. 2018-08-29. DOI : 10.1016/j.scs.2018.08.026.
D. Vuarnoz; T. Jusselme : Temporal variations in the primary energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of electricity provided by the Swiss grid; Energy. 2018-07-24. DOI : 10.1016/j.energy.2018.07.087.
A. Brambilla; J. Bonvin; F. Flourentzou; T. Jusselme : On the Influence of Thermal Mass and Natural Ventilation on Overheating Risk in Offices; Buildings. 2018-03-22. DOI : 10.3390/buildings8040047.
T. Jusselme; E. Rey; M. Andersen : An integrative approach for embodied energy: Towards an LCA-based data-driven design method; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2018-02-27. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2018.02.036.
T. Schafer; E.-L. Niederhauser; G. Magnin; D. Vuarnoz : Development and validation of an intelligent algorithm for synchronizing a low-environmental-impact electricity supply with a building’s electricity consumption. 2018. The 4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies (ICRET 2018), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 16-18, 2018.
A. Brambilla; J. P. Bonvin; F. Flourentzou; T. Jusselme : Life cycle efficiency ratio: a new performance indicator for a life cycle driven approach to evaluate the potential of ventilative cooling and thermal inertia; Energy and Buildings. 2018. DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.12.010.