HOW WE WORK
Our mission is to create healthy, engaging, and comfortable daylit spaces.
Our vision is to broaden the interpretation of sustainability in buildings beyond traditional energy-efficiency aspects, which have become dominant in the last few decades. Of its three pillars - namely social, environmental and economic -, our approach focuses first and foremost on humans, their well-being and their experience in buildings, which is ultimately the basis of everything: it is for their comfort and function that we use material and energy resources in buildings. Through an improved experience of its occupants - in terms of alertness, satisfaction, and cognitive performance - there is a high potential for large economic impacts from public health and productivity, while relying mostly on natural resources - the sun and the sky – with which we evolved.
In other words, we want to get back to the reason we build buildings in the first place: to serve human occupants.
We work across all stages in the innovation process, from research to informed decision making.
Funding for our research and development has been provided in part by the EPFL, the Velux Stiftung Foundation (Grant #936), and the Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant #153018).
The initial development of OCUVIS was funded by InnoSeed ENAC (Explorer and Venture Grants).