CISBAT 2013 - Sep, 2013

Title of the Conference/Workshop: International Conference on Cleantech for Smart Cities and Buildings

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Dates: 4th-6th September, 2013



Brief description of the conference:

The International Conference on Cleantech for Smart Cities and Buildings (CISBAT) 2013 was held from 4 - 6 September 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. 

CISBAT 2013 took the opportunity to meet about 240 participants which were divided into the following objectives:

  • show the currently possible applications of solar energy in buildings
  • present the latest results from research and development
  • prepare the ground for knowledge transfer from research into practice
  • encourage contacts between researchers and the building industry

Within the aformentioned groups, there were multiple topics of interest:

  • Integrated day and electric lighting
  • Nanotechnology for solar energy conversion
  • Building integration of renewable energies
  • Urban systems simulation
  • Complex urban systems
  • Smart buildings / Smart cities


Campus21 publications

Optimisation strategies for continuous monitoring of densely sensed buildings



Continuous Commissioning (CC®) of buildings is a rapidly growing sector within facility management services linked with a long-term demand for efficient tools and strategies directed onto acceptable tenant comfort, reduced energy consumption and cost of buildings maintenance. Continuous building monitoring techniques are used to provide the best possible level of detail for the analysis of building energy performance. Additional software/hardware installations can be required to provide effective building commissioning and monitoring. However in many cases, when this process is initiated, these additional installations (e.g. sensors, sub-meters, actuators etc.) can exceed the capabilities of the current Building Management System (BMS). Furthermore, there are difficulties in predicting building occupancy trends which very often do not correlate with the expected energy demand when buildings are in use or operation. This paper is based on the ongoing work and interim results of “ITOBO” project [1] and “CAMPUS 21” project [2], both focusing on the energy-efficient operation of buildings and spaces.