ANOTHER
Successful PhD thesis
at EPFL

urban comfort and evapotranspiration
of plants, grass and roofs in CitySim Pro
congratulations Dr Coccolo!

STRATEGIC PARTNER of
swiss competence center
in energy research

we provide our product CitySim Pro
to the SCCER Future Energy Efficient Buildings and Districts
with technical support, constant updates and improvement in its functionalities

kaemco provides consulting in energy and building physics

kaemco is a spin-off company of the Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory at EPFL. Founded in 2013 by Dr Jérôme Kaempf - professor of Building Energy Efficiency at HEIA-FR - kaemco aims at adding the dimensions of energy and comfort to 3D geometrical data.

Eco-districts

New eco-districts scenarios can be evaluated and optimized for their energy consumption, carbon dioxide or renewable energy production

Software

Installation, maintenance, documentation and training services for the users of the urban energy simulation software CitySim

Urban retrofitting

Retrofitting in the urban context reveals many challenges like dealing with heritage buildings and complex urban layouts for the integration of renewable energy sources

Services

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

Estimation of the solar potential and electricity production considering obstructions from:

  • surrounding buildings (near-field)
  • mountains (far-field)

Heating and Cooling

Estimation of the heating and cooling power demands considering:

  • passive solar gains through glazing
  • fixed and moveable solar shading (blinds)
  • internal heat gains due to occupants' activities

Radiant comfort and Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect

Estimation of the surfaces' temperature considering:

  • construction materials
  • solar reflectance
  • infrared emissivity
  • evapo-transpiration

Products

CitySim Pro

Graphical User Interface (GUI) prepared by kaemco and built on top of the CitySim Solver developed at EPFL.

CitySim aims at the simulation and optimisation of the sustainability of urban settlements by predicting energy fluxes at scales from a small neighbourhood to an entire city.

Team

Jérôme Kaempf Founder and Managing Partner

Jérôme is Physicist and responsible of the general management of the company together with R&D ...

jk at kaemco.ch

Lary Dacos Intern

Lary is an intern from HelMo Gramme (Haute Ecole Libre Mosane in Liège, Belgium)...

ld at kaemco.ch

Jacques Oguey Administration Manager

Jacques is Hotelier Restaurateur and responsible of administrative tasks within the company...

jo at kaemco.ch

Susan Knodel GIS Specialist

Susan is Architect and her field of activity is the consulting for city representatives...

sk at kaemco.ch

Actual and past projects

OSCARS
(on-going)

The project studies potentials, opportunities and risks linked to an energy strategy that goes beyond considering single buildings. With the objective to compare the traditional building by building retrofit strategy with a new combined approach that has measures dedicated to a single building but also considers connecting them through district heating, integrating renewable energy and considering an energy and economic analysis.

CCEM-UMEM
(completed)

The developed urban energy simulation framework will help collectivities, urban planners and stakeholders to evaluate the environmental impact of cities in a changing climate and to provide a basis for testing new urban energy retrofit scenarios.

CCEM-IDEAS4cities (completed)

In the project simulation models of urban energy hubs and urban microgrids for a cluster of buildings or city quarters will be developed and coupled to city energy models, which simulate the energy demand, generation, storage and management of the buildings in the city.

IEA SHC Task 50
(completed)

Advanced Lighting Solutions for Retrofitting Buildings - Research and developments in the field of energy efficient lighting techniques encompassing daylighting, electric lighting and lighting controls combined with activities employing and bringing these techniques to the market can contribute significantly to reduce worldwide electricity consumptions and carbon dioxyde emissions.