Jean-Louis Scartezzini

portrait Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini

Laboratoire d'Energie Solaire et de Physique du Bâtiment (LESO-PB)
Faculté de l'Environnement Naturel, Architectural et Construit ENAC
EPF Lausanne
Bâtiment LE
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone: + 41 (0) 21 693 55 49
Phone2: +41 (0) 21 693 45 45
Fax: +41 (0) 21 693 27 22
E-mail: jean-louis.scartezzini(at)
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Phone: + 41 (0) 21 693 55 49
Phone2: +41 (0) 21 693 45 45
Fax: +41 (0) 21 693 27 22
E-mail: jean-louis.scartezzini(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Programs in which Jean-Louis Scartezzini holds an official function:
a+Energy-Commissionmember2016 -

Additional functions:
Speaker International Daylight Academy;
Member Scientific Council of Plan Climat Valais/Wallis;
Member Scientific Council Heritage and Energy;
Member NEST Steering Committee;
Former Member SCCER FEEB&D Board;
Former Swiss representative to European Renewable Energy Research Centers Agency EUREC (Brussels);
Former EPFL representative to the International Council for Building Research (CIB).

Key Publications of Jean-Louis Scartezzini (up to ten) :
Walch A., Mohajeri N., Gudmundsson N. and Scartezzini J.-L. (2021). Quantifying the technical geothermal potential from shallow borehole heat exchangers at regional scale. Renewable Energy 165:369-380, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2020.11.019

Perera A.T.D., Nik V.M., Chen D., Scartezzini J.-L. and Hong T. (2020). Quantifying the impacts of climate change and extreme climat events on energy systems. Nature Energy:5(2) 150-159, doi: 10.1038/s41560-020-0558-0

Mmauree D., Naboni E., Coccolo S., Perera A.T.D., Nik V.M. and Scartezzini J.-L. (2019). A review of assessment methods for the urban environment and its energy sustainability to guarantee climate adaptation of future cities. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 112:733-746, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.06.005

Gou S., Nik V.M., Scartezzini J.-L., Zhao Q. and Li Z. (2018). Passive design optimization of newly-built residential buildings in Shanghai for improving indorr thermal comfort while reducing building energy demand. Energy and Buildings 169:484-506, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.09.095

Perera A.T.D., Coccolo S., Scartezzini J.-L., and Mauree D. (2018). Quantifying the impact of urban climate by extending the boundaries of urban energy modelling. Applied Energy 222:847-860. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.04.004

Assouline D., Mohajeri N. and Scartezzini J.-L. (2017). Quantifying rooftop photovoltaic solar energy potential: A machine learning approach. Solar Energy:141 278-296, doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2016.11.045

Maierova L., Borisuit A., Scartezzini J.-L., Jaeggi S.M., Schmidt C., and Münch M. (2016). Diurnal variations of hormonal secretion, alertness and cognition in extreme chronotypes under different lighting conditions. Nature Scientific Reports 6, 33591. doi: 10.1038/srep33591

Coccolo S., Kämpf J., Scartezzini J.-L. and Pearlmutter D. (2016). Outdorr human comfort and thermal stress: A comprehensive review on models and standards. Urban Climate 18:33-57, doi:1 0.1016/j.uclim.2016.08.004

Paone, A., Sanjines, R., Jeanneret, P., Whitlow, H.J., Guibert, E., Guibert, G., Bussy, F., Scartezzini, J.-L., and Schüler A. (2015). Influence of doping in thermochromic V1-xWxO2 and V1-xAlxO2 thin films: Twice improved doping efficiency in V1-xWxO2. J. of Alloys and Compounds 621:206-211. doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.08.264

Wilke U., Haldi F., Scartezzini J.-L., and Robinson D. (2013). A bottom-up stochastic model to predict building occupants' time-dependent activities. Building and Environment 60:254-264. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.10.021

Expertise of Jean-Louis Scartezzini:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
ScopeImpact of Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Mitigation of Change
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEconomy / Resource Use
Topic TechnologyTechnology
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology

Specialties of Jean-Louis Scartezzini:
Energy efficient buildings, passive and active solar technology, daylighting systems, passive cooling, biomimetic building control, building integrated photovoltaïcs, renewables integration in the built environment.

Multiscale modelling of urban climate
Current practice in building simulation is to use historic climate data which has been measured in rural locations. However, numerous measurement programs have demonstrated that the urban-rural temperature difference can be of several degrees Kelvin, with corresponding implications for heating/cooling energy consumption in buildings. In order to quantify this issue for a specific case, we study the city of Madrid (for reasons of data availability). In this we simulate the region for the case in which the city is physically represented as well as for the case in which this is artificially replaced with a rural representation. We then produce spatial maps of degree hours of cooling for the two scenarios and the summertime period in question; and from this a quotient image. Using these results we discuss implications for cooling energy use.

This specific topic was investigated within the framework of a PhD thesis whose main objective was the modelling of urban climate using a multiscale approach (from mesosphere to urban canopy). The model will be used to asses the impact of urban heat highland on building energy consumption (e.g. cooling loads), as well adaptive measures to reduce urban heat highland effect (e.g. by the choice of appropriate surface albedo and/or evaporative cooling measures).

Last update: 11/22/21
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2022)

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