Scientific organization

Buildings integrated into their environment face challenges in terms of design, rehabilitation and choice of materials (local, recyclable), but also in terms of performance, interdependence and interconnection with the surrounding area, production/consumption of renewable energies (solar, geothermal, power), air quality and climate mitigation and adaptation.

Reflections on the unit's project have led to the proposal of a new organizational structure to meet these challenges, drawing on the laboratory's skills. This 3-theme structure encourages interaction between researchers from different fields of expertise, focusing on common research goals.

Research is divided into 3 themes, focusing on the complexity of envelopes with increased functionality, systems and the connection of a building or group of buildings to its environment, notably via energy networks. Each group combines different areas of expertise and develops its research in conjunction with the others: