We work in developing concepts and technologies for an energy conscious and comfortable built environment.
The TEBE research team, led by prof. Marco Filippi, works in the Department of Energetics (DENER) at the Politecnico di Torino.
The research topics refer to the fundamental and applied aspects of thermo-fluidynamics, heat transfer, energetics, lighting and acoustics, both in the field of industrial, civil and environmental engineering and in the field of urban planning, architecture and industrial design.
The following subjects are mainly investigated:

Building and Thermo-fluidynamics: thermal analysis of building envelopes, experimental and numerical thermo-fluidynamics, natural ventilation in buildings
Building and Acoustics: environmental acoustics (i.e. classroom acoustics and acoustics of spaces for music listening), noise control in buildings
Building and Lighting: daylight, lighting design and technology, integrated control of natural/artificial lighting in buildings
Energy and Buildings: energy analysis of passive and responsive building elements, multi-energy systems configuration, energy management techniques, energy rating of new and existing buildings
Energy and Environment: thermal pollution, air pollution, light pollution, noise pollution
Indoor Environmental Quality: thermal comfort, indoor air quality, visual comfort, acoustic comfort, ergonomics, conservation of the cultural heritage
HVAC Engineering: load and energy calculations, systems and equipment for heating/cooling, air conditioning and ventilation in buildings, HVAC applications

International activities
Members of the research team work in the International Energy Agency:
Annex 26 "Energy efficient ventilation of large enclosure"
Annex 35 "Hybrid ventilation in new and retrofitted office buildings"
Annex 44 "Integrating environmentally responsive elements in buildings"
Annex 45 "Energy efficient electric lighting for buildings"
Task 31: "Daylighting Buildings in the 21st Century".
Standard elaboration
Members of the research team are present in the working groups devoted to draw up standard related to the topics of interest.
They attend some working group of the Italian committees for standardization (UNI and CTI )
of the European committee for standardization (CEN) and of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE).
International partnership
The research team cooperates with the following universities and research centers: AAU in Aalborg (Denmark), CETHIL at INSA in Lyon (France), Concordia University in Montreal (Canada), CSTB in Grenoble (France), ENTPE in Lyon (France), Fachhochschule - Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart (Germany), Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energiesysteme (ISE) at Freiburg (Germany), HKU in Hong Kong (China), INES in Chambery (France), KTH in Stockholm (Sweden), LNEC in Lisboa (Portugal), NTNU Norwegian University for Science and Technology in Trondheim (Norway), PolyU-BSE in Hong Kong (China), SINTEF at Trondheim (Norway), WHO World Health Organization in Geneva (Switzerland).
Last news
Pensato e indetto dall'associazione Ilaria Rambaldi Onlus nel ricordo di Ilaria e di tutti gli studenti universitari dell'Aquila deceduti nel sisma del 6 aprile 2009. Il premio č nato per diffondere la cultura della prevenzione e del ben costruire del rispetto del territorio e delle norme.
New catalogue of TEBE Publications: december 2012-february 2013
On Reference Buildings for energy and coast-optimal analysis
Available Indoor Climate Quality Assessment
Prague 16-19/06/2013
nato dalla partnership tra il Politecnico di Torino e Telecom Italia
L’assemblea costituente si č tenuta giovedė 20 Gennaio 2011 presso il Politecnico di Torino
Lecturer: Joseph A. Clarke - ESRU Department of Mechanical engineering - Strathclyde University
All the participants' presentations