Daylighting in buildings

Scientific Board

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

In the past nine years, Niko has been working in the field of lighting and daylighting, mixing technical and observed-based evaluation. He blends his background in engineering with principles and methods from the domains of environmental psychology and architecture. His research focuses on the role of user in driving energy saving for integrated daylighting and electric lighting solutions, targeting mainly at the role of controls. He participated in the International Energy Agency (IEA) SHC Task 50 and led Subtask D of IEA SHC Task 61 / EBC Annex 77 together with Prof Werner Osterhaus, Aarhus University. He teaches in several courses related to daylighting and lighting at graduate level at Lund University, as well as on exchange in other universities (La Sapienza, Italy and Royal University of Bhutan). He recently co-authored the book "Daylighting and lighting under a nordic sky", available in most of online book shops.
Niko Gentile
Federica Giuliani is a researcher in the Faculty of Engineering at the Università Niccolò Cusano, Rome, Italy. Her research work focuses on design processes and the integration of daylight. She is also an architect and therefore tries to integrate knowledge from her profession into her research work. She profoundly believes in the importance of a holistic approach that can combine design needs and requirements with building technology. She both leads the international projects DAYKE (Daylighting Knowledge in Europe) and NLITED (New Level of Integrated TEchniques for Daylighting education). She is a member of the CIE-Italia and TC 3-54.
Federica Giuliani
Mandana S. Khanie is an Assistant Professor in Daylighting and Lighting at the section for Indoor Environment at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She specializes in daylighting and visual comfort through her research at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), at the Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID), and later on at DTU. Her research and teaching focus on façade strategies, integrated lighting and daylighting strategies, gaze–photometry, human performance, and exposure-response characterization to spectral lighting.  Mandana is currently the course responsible for a highly populated course at DTU on Daylighting and Lighting in buildings where different aspects of the two topics from façade strategies, performance, and visual comfort and health potentials to calculations and evaluations related to then are taught through exercises, examples, and cases. Since she joined DTU, she has supervised several master and bachelor students where they have explored indoor quality where light, acoustics, overheating and natural ventilation. She has been funded externally from different resources, which has enabled her initiate a daylighting lab at the section of indoor environment with research and education prospects.
Mandana Sarey Khanie
Natalia Sokol is an assistant professor at the Gdansk University of Technology with 15 years of lighting design and teaching experience. Her work with stained glass, luminaire and lighting design led her to study daylight within the built environment.  Natalia’s research for the Faculty of Architecture focuses on daylight analysis tools (PhD), user’s perception of variously lit environments, daylighting for urban design areas and daylight education. In her work with students she aims to reveal the creative, scientific and a fun side of the lighting profession. Natalia is actively engaged in daylight educational projects DAYKE (Daylighting Knowledge in Europe) – the precursor of NLITED as well as in Daylight Academy’s Educational Package on Daylight, IEA and CIE reports on daylight and electric light
Natalia Sokol

LECTURERS 

Angel is a sustainability and building simulation consultant with primary focus on daylight and visual human centric studies. Angel has a background in building engineering from the Polytechnic University on Madrid and a masters in sustainability from Lund University. He currently works for ACC glass and façade consultants at Stockholm. With a deep understanding of advanced daylight and view metrics, Angel has a wide portfolio of projects with both domestic and international certification systems. Together with Paul Rogers, he has participated in the development of the LEED pilot credit for Nordic Countries and assists Paul Rogers in his work with the WELL (IWBI) certification Light Concept Advisory Board. Angel has also served as assistant teacher for daylight courses at KADK university of Copenhagen and KTH university of Stockholm. Academic involvement also includes supervision of thesis work at KTH.
Angel
Perez Morata
Dr Emanuele Naboni (BArch, MArch, MPhil, PhD in Building Science, LEED AP, Licensed Architect) is, since 2010, Associate Professor at the Institute of Technology of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, School of Architecture (KADK). He teaches and researchers in the field of Sustainable Design at different scales: Urban, Buildings and Components with a focus in linking Ecosystems and Humans via Performative, yet qualitative, Design. He is teaching at various Programs, with a major focus on the Master of Architecture in Extreme Climates, and he is Co-director of the Building Performance Simulation Lab, which focuses on Environment simulation. He teaches in the PhD School running a course on Research Methods. Emanuele worked for years in the field of sustainable design contributing to 47 buildings design, 36 of which are built. He sketches and draws sustainable architectural designs, performs simulation, measures post construction performances.  He consulted foremost international architectural offices including BIG, William McDonough and Mario Cucinella Architects, with his office e3Lab founded in 2010 (www.e3lab.org). He has consulted for the implementation of sustainable strategies for a series of Sustainable systems in USA, Europe, and Asia and developed new façade types for various manufacturers that are now in the market (2003-13). He consulted Autodesk for the development of Building Performance Simulation Tools for building performance modelling. Emanuele was sustainable design specialist and analyst at the “Performance Design Studio” of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP for 4 years. He developed prefabricated facades prototypes with a spin-off of Gehry Technologies. He won several sustainable design competitions. His projects and researches are published in magazines such as DETAIL, Architectural Record, Domus.
Emanuele
Naboni
Federica Giuliani is a researcher in the Faculty of Engineering at the Università Niccolò Cusano, Rome, Italy. Her research work focuses on design processes and the integration of daylight. She is also an architect and therefore tries to integrate knowledge from her profession into her research work. She profoundly believes in the importance of a holistic approach that can combine design needs and requirements with building technology. She both leads the international projects DAYKE (Daylighting Knowledge in Europe) and NLITED (New Level of Integrated TEchniques for Daylighting education). She is a member of the CIE-Italia and TC 3-54.
Federica
Giuliani
Giulio Antonutto is an Associate Director at Arup’s London Technology team, with 19 years of experience in lighting and digital design.  He has worked on a number of Zaha Hadid Architect’s most iconic projects including the London Aquatics Centre and the Investcorp Building at St Antony's College in Oxford, as well as the award-winning Winton Gallery and Copenhagen’s recently opened Cityringen metro line.  As a lighting designer, Giulio has worked on a range of projects from concept design through to technical implementation, covering broadcast lighting, product design, daylight and masterplanning. Giulio is passionate about the use and development of advanced engineering tools in the AEC industry, including machine learning and computational design optimisation. These skills have been particularly useful for the complex geometries and volumes characteristic of Zaha Hadid.   Currently leading the Arup University Digital Disruption initiative, his interests lie in the enabling power of technology and the most creative opportunities it offers.
Giulio
Antonutto
Helena Bülow-Hübe, PhD in Construction and Architecture from Lund University, is the newly appointed Head of Environment and Energy at FOJAB arkitekter. With extensive experience as a specialist in energy and building physics from her previous position at Tyréns in Malmö, Helena brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role.  A frequent lecturer and prolific author, Helena has made significant contributions to the field through her books, reports, and articles on topics such as sun protection and daylight management in architecture. Her dedication to environmental and energy issues makes her a key player in FOJAB's mission to enhance their environmental initiatives.  Daniel Nord, CEO of FOJAB arkitekter, states, "Helena Bülow-Hübe will be a strong force in FOJAB's efforts to further develop our environmental initiative. Her broad experience in environmental and energy issues increases the company's competence in the environmental field, and I look forward to her joining us soon."  Helena herself emphasizes the importance of integrating sustainable and resource-efficient practices from the early stages of construction projects. "It is in the early stages of the construction project that values are established. Therefore, it is important that factors that favor sustainable and resource-efficient architecture are included from the start of the project. This is where I believe I can contribute and give FOJAB's customers strong added value," says Helena Bülow-Hübe.  Helena Bülow-Hübe will assume her role at FOJAB on February 1, 2011, bringing her expertise in solar shading, energy simulation, energy-efficient windows, and more to the company's innovative projects.
Helena
Bülow-Hube
Hillevi Hemphälä PhD BSc Optometry Research area is Visual Ergonomics and the impact of Light on human beings.  Hillevi has initiated a project where a new visual ergonomics risk assessment method, VERAM, has been developed. VERAM contains both subjective ratings and objective risk assessments, with the purpose of finding the factors in the visual environment that cause problems such as headaches, eyestrain and musculoskeletal strain.
Hillevi 
Hemphälä
I have a passion for science, physics, light and lighting. I have a background as an experimental physicist and researcher in laser diagnostics in combustion physics at Lund University (PhD defense 2012), and as researcher at DTU Fotonik, Denmark (2013-2020), in photometry, colorimetry and flicker, mostly involving LED lighting sources. From 2020 I work as a light environment scientist at Lund university, Sweden, where I performe reserach regarding measurement of flicker, among other things.  2020 I founded Light Collaboration Network together with four other light scientists at several universities in Sweden (lightcollaboration.net).  My academic background in physics combined with my passion for light gives me a great advantage in educational situations and dissemination of knowledge about physics in general, and light and lighting in particular.
Johannes
Lindén
Juliëtte van Duijnhoven is an assistant professor within the Building Lighting group embedded in the unit Building Physics and Services of the department of the Built Environment (TU/e). She brings in expertise on measuring and evalulating lighting conditions in and around the built environment. She works on developing and advancing methods to gather personal lighting conditions of individuals to further progress the insights on the effects of light on human health, performance, and wellbeing. Her main aim is to create sustainable lighting solutions in the built environment incorporating the individual differences in light exposure patterns. She mostly focuses on (home) office environments. Juliëtte is currently involved as mentor in the LIGHTCAP project (https://lightcap.eu/) and as WP2 leader in the DESL project (http://www.erasmusplusdesl.com/).   Within the TU/e, Juliëtte is member of the Health in the Built Environment (HitBE) team as well as member of the Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI).   Outside the TU/e, Juliëtte chairs the core team indoor lighting at the Dutch association of light (NSVV). In addition, Juliëtte is active within the CIE (https://cie.co.at/) as member of JTC18 (lighting ecudation) and JTC20 (wearable alpha-opic dosimetry). Furthermore, she is member of the executive committee of the European Lighting Expert Association (ELE-A).
Juliette
van Duijnhoven
Luca
Zaniboni
Mandana S. Khanie is an Assistant Professor in Daylighting and Lighting at the section for Indoor Environment at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She specializes in daylighting and visual comfort through her research at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), at the Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID), and later on at DTU. Her research and teaching focus on façade strategies, integrated lighting and daylighting strategies, gaze–photometry, human performance, and exposure-response characterization to spectral lighting.  Mandana is currently the course responsible for a highly populated course at DTU on Daylighting and Lighting in buildings where different aspects of the two topics from façade strategies, performance, and visual comfort and health potentials to calculations and evaluations related to then are taught through exercises, examples, and cases. Since she joined DTU, she has supervised several master and bachelor students where they have explored indoor quality where light, acoustics, overheating and natural ventilation. She has been funded externally from different resources, which has enabled her initiate a daylighting lab at the section of indoor environment with research and education prospects.
Mandana Sarey Khanie
Marie-Claude Dubois is senior lecturer at the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences and associate professor at the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, Lund University, Sweden. She has previously worked as expert on sustainable design for White architects (2012-2020), after employments as associate professor (2003-2010) at Laval University, Canada, and senior researcher (2001-2003) within the Daylight Group of the Danish Building Research Institute. After award of a PhD at the Faculty of Engineering of Lund University (2001), she has contributed to more 50 peer-reviewed scientific communications in the field of daylighting, building simulation, solar shading, solar energy and climatic design. She has previously been Subtask leader of International Energy Agency Task 50 (Lighting Retrofit) and Task 41 (Solar Energy and Architecture).
Marie-Claude
Dubois
Natalia Sokol is an assistant professor at the Gdansk University of Technology with 15 years of lighting design and teaching experience. Her work with stained glass, luminaire and lighting design led her to study daylight within the built environment.  Natalia’s research for the Faculty of Architecture focuses on daylight analysis tools (PhD), user’s perception of variously lit environments, daylighting for urban design areas and daylight education. In her work with students she aims to reveal the creative, scientific and a fun side of the lighting profession. Natalia is actively engaged in daylight educational projects DAYKE (Daylighting Knowledge in Europe) – the precursor of NLITED as well as in Daylight Academy’s Educational Package on Daylight, IEA and CIE reports on daylight and electric light
Natalia
Sokol
In the past nine years, Niko has been working in the field of lighting and daylighting, mixing technical and observed-based evaluation. He blends his background in engineering with principles and methods from the domains of environmental psychology and architecture. His research focuses on the role of user in driving energy saving for integrated daylighting and electric lighting solutions, targeting mainly at the role of controls. He participated in the International Energy Agency (IEA) SHC Task 50 and led Subtask D of IEA SHC Task 61 / EBC Annex 77 together with Prof Werner Osterhaus, Aarhus University. He teaches in several courses related to daylighting and lighting at graduate level at Lund University, as well as on exchange in other universities (La Sapienza, Italy and Royal University of Bhutan). He recently co-authored the book "Daylighting and lighting under a nordic sky", available in most of online book shops.
Niko
Gentile
Architect and daylight certification specialist at ACC glass and facade consultants in Sweden. Paul is team leader to a group of eight daylight certification specialists. He is principal author of two key reports regarding the modernization of Sweden’s daylight regulations and also involved in the development of daylight criteria for the Nordic Svanen, Miljöbyggnad and Breeam-SE certification systems. He has also served on Swedish Standard Institute's (SIS) national review board for the European daylight standard EN 17037:2018 and helped to formulate the LEED pilot credit for Daylight for Nordic Projects. He is Sweden Green Building Council's and Svanen Nordic label’s designated expert on Daylight and currently serves on the WELL (IWBI) certification Light Concept Advisory Board. He is a frequent author and lecturer on the subject of daylight and founder of ‘Svensk dagsljusberäkning’ (Swedish daylight calculation) with more than 500 members on LinkedIn
Paul
Rogers
Pimkamol Mattsson is associate senior lecturer at the department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University. She is with Environmental research group. Her lighting research concerns individuals’ use of lighting and lighting controls, and how these affects energy use and mental health. The research has been conducted in different types of environments (such as home, preschool, healthcare, office and urban environments) applying theories and methods from design, technology and psychology disciplines. Pimkamol is also interested in the design of built environments from both users’ and professionals’ perspectives. Her research relates to how energy-efficiency design and solutions interact with building users including young children, persons with vision impairment as well as older adults. She has been teaching in architecture and industry design programs, lecturing on light and colour, and their impacts on individuals.
Pimkamol
Mattsson
 
Jens Christoffersen (Denmark) joined the VELUX Group in 2010, where he work in the Knowledge Center for Daylight, Energy and Indoor Climate group (DEIC). Jens completed his PhD at the Technical University of Denmark in 1995 and worked at the Danish Building Research Institute until he moved to VELUX. In VELUX, the role of Jens Christoffersen and the department is to be knowledge and competence centre in the area of daylight, energy and indoor climate – related to the effects of VELUX products in buildings. In addition, Jens has been active in the development of the European Standard EN 17037 Daylight in Buildings, and a member of several international standardization committees.
Jens
Christoffersen
Eleonora Brembilla is an Assistant Professor in the Building Physics and Services group at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture, in The Netherlands.    Her expertise is in daylight modelling and monitoring, including annual daylight simulation, weather files, solar radiation data, and operational daylight performance. Her PhD thesis “Applicability of Climate-Based Daylight Modelling” tackled current daylight simulation practice and unveiled the uncertainties found in widespread daylight performance metrics. She is actively collaborating with industrial companies and with professional associations, such as the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).
Thiago
Ferreira
Tiziano Rumori is an accomplished architect with extensive experience in planning and designing a wide range of projects, including recreational, housing, institutional, and healthcare facilities. Known for his strong background in sustainable architecture, Tiziano combines excellent technical qualifications with a visionary and profound design sense, bringing creativity and innovation to every project.  Highly organized and proficient in various design software, Tiziano's skills include Revit, Rhinoceros, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp, and AutoCAD. His technical expertise is complemented by his certification as a LEED Accredited Professional, underscoring his commitment to environmentally responsible design.  Currently an architect at Gottlieb Paludan Architects, Tiziano applies his diverse skill set and deep knowledge of sustainable practices to deliver outstanding architectural solutions. He is a graduate of Parsons School of Design - The New School and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tiziano
Rumori
Degreed “Summa cum laude” in Architecture with a thesis on visual comfort, PhD in “Building Physics” with a thesis on daylight simulation through sun/sky simulators. In 2006-07, post-doc fellowship at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). He’s currently an Associate Professor for the Department of Energy of the Politecnico di Torino.  Research topics concern the integration of electric lighting and daylighting for both energy saving and comfort and health for the occupants of indoor and outdoor spaces (visual and non-visual effects of light). Research is carried out innovative responsive façades (microalgae as shading systems, responsive glazing – thermochromic or electrochromic), through field analyses (measurements and surveys through questionnaires), software simulations and experiments in test-rooms or real environments.  He gives lectures in many courses (degree, post-degree, PhD) on lighting and daylighting, sustainable architecture and planning, ergonomics.  He authored over 80 scientific papers, published in international Journals, receiving the Leon Gaster Award for the best paper published (2010) on ‘Light Research & Technology’, and the best paper award for a paper published in Applied Energy (2019).  He’s author of the handbook ‘Guide on daylighting design’, and of 3 paragraphs of the ‘Lighting design handbook’ and of 1 paragraph of the book “Sustainable indoor lighting”.  He’s part of CIE (Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage). He’s associate editor of ‘Journal of Daylighting’ and he serves as reviewers for several international journals.
Valerio RM
Lo Verso
 
Veronica 
Garcia-Hansen
Natalia
V. Giraldo