Energy Living Lab

DESCRIPTION

The Energy Living Lab is member of the European Network of Living Labs, board member of this network. In charge of the Taskforce Energy & Environment, advising the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in launching two living labs. The Energy Living Lab has access to a technical infrastructure from the technopole Energypolis (EPFL, HES-SO), 300 households testing smart devices. It has developed the "Living Lab Integrative Process" (Mastelic, 2019) in order to co-design products, services, programs together with the key stakeholders. It proposes applied researches and consultancy for the development of RE and energy efficiency programs. A non-profit association has also been developed to support new Energy Living Labs through a social franchising model and ENoLL labeling.

AREAS OF SPECIAL COMPETENCE

Experience in district heating systems, smart services, energy efficiency programs, energy communities, blockchain for energy, deployment of solar panels through an innovative procurement process, building energy management systems

WHAT CAN BE TESTED

Testing of different types of energy systems in Energypolis (PV, hydro, microgrid, district heating, smart services, heat pumps...). Methods to test: Living Lab Integrative Process, based on design thinking, service design, social marketing (social acceptance), crowdsourcing, crowdfunding...

AVAILABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

300 households to test smart services (electricity and heating), campuses equipped with smart sensors, microgrid equipment including PV, access to district heating systems, minihydrolic and hydrolic facilities, creative spaces for workshops.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH US

Get in touch with our contact point: fiona.zimmermann@hevs.ch.

PRICING MODEL

Due to varying project scopes, pricing is defined individually based on the services/work contribution requested. Examples: use of our crowdsourcing platform: 10'000.- per challenge, support for the ENoLL labelling process: 5'000.-, International R&D: 75'000.- minimum involving Living Labs in three countries. Organization of workshops: 5'000.-/day.

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Delémont, Switzerland


Responsible organisation: University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland

Dr. Joelle Mastelic
Fiona Zimmermann

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This initiative has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements no. 646039 and no. 775970.
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