EPFL and the Smart Living Lab will embark on an eight-year research project designed to help Switzerland cut its energy use. A key feature of the project lies in the way it will engage with people through Living Labs. By bringing together universities, businesses and public-sector organizations, the project consortium hopes to develop sustainable systems that can also increase users’ comfort and well-being.
The consortium formed by EPFL and the Smart Living Lab in Fribourg is taking part in a major research project supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE. Known as SWICE (Sustainable Wellbeing for the Individual and the Collectivity in the Energy transition), the project aims to reduce Switzerland’s energy use by adapting buildings and urban environments to new trends in consumer lifestyles, such as working from home.