Universite de Liege (ULIEGE)
Description: University of Liege (ULIEGE), in Liege, Wallonia, Belgium, is a major public university in the French Community of Belgium (founded 1817). ULiege maintains its position in the rankings as fifth Belgian university. ULiege has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research, which classifies research institutions that have been acknowledged by the European Commission for having made significant progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
The Department of Urban Environmental Engineering (UEE) is part of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FSA) and provides education and performs scientific research in the field of building physics, building technology related to building design. The main core areas of interest are high performance building design, facade design, structural design, climate design and computational design with an important focus on sustainability.
Size of enterprise: <1000 employees
Partner PIC: 999976105
Erasmus Code: B LIEGE01 - VAT: BE 0325.777.171
Faculty Name: School of Engineering
Department Name: Urban and Environmental Engineering
Department address: Quartier Polytech 1, Allee de la Decouvert, 4000 Liege, Belgium
Sustainable Building Design Lab: Universite de Liege
Description: The Sustainable Building Design (SBD) Lab is a research lab of the Faculty of Applied Science of Liege University. The SBD Lab focuses its activities around design decision support of high-performance buildings and user-centered advanced facades. The lab is focused on integrative sustainable design and performance monitoring addressing users’ interaction in relation to energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and indoor environmental quality. The overarching goal of promoting energy-efficiency, positive impact-built environment and human comfort and health within buildings.
As a part of the Department of Urban Environmental Engineering (UEE) in the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FSA) the lab members provide education and perform scientific research in the field of building physics, building technology related to building design. The main core areas of interest are high performance building design, facade design, structural design, climate design and computational design with an important focus on sustainability.
With our wide range of building performance simulation software, we perform computational modeling and simulation for optimizing design and renovations of high-performance buildings. Also, the laboratory is equipped with various data acquisition /logging systems for different types of temperature, humidity, airflow, turbulence, illumination intensity and carbon dioxide emissions sensors, envelope air tightness (Blower Door) and infrared camera. The lab members can monitor thermal comfort, indoor air quality and main influencing factors on an occupant’s sense of comfort following the international standard ISO 7730 that combines all of the parameters in the PMV/PPD measurement.
Person in charge: Shady Attia
Prof. Dr. Ing. Shady Attia (M) researching at ULiege / Chair of the Sustainable Building Design Lab has experience in the field of research innovations, capacity building and technology transfer: Related to the function, conception and construction of the high performance and zero energy buildings, Prof. Attia examines the diverse aspects of adapting existing technologies in terms of construction principles, functionality, energy consumption, optimisation and individualisation.
Title: Prof. of Sustainable Architecture & Building Technology
Head of Sustainable Building Design Lab (SBD)
Sustainable Building Design Lab Address: Office +0/542, Quartier Polytech 1, Allee de la Decouverte 13A, 4000 Liege, Belgium
Phone: +32 4366 9155 - Fax: +32 4366 2909
5 publications, products, services or other achievements relevant to the call content
-Attia, S., (2018) Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB): Concepts, frameworks and roadmap for project analysis and implementation, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0128124611.
-Attia, S., Eleftheriou, P., Xeni, F., Morlot, R., Menezo, Ch.,Kostopoulos, V., Betsi, M., Kalaitzoglou, I., Pagliano, L., Cellura, M., Almeida, M., Ferreira, M., Baracu, T., Badescu, V., Crutescu, R., Hidalgo-Betanzos, JM., (2017) Overview and future challenges of nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) design in Southern Europe, Energy and Buildings, Volume 155, 15 November 2017, Pages 439-458, ISSN 0378-7788, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.09.043.
-Hamdy, M., Siren, K., Attia, S. (2017) Impact of Financial Assumptions on the Cost Optimality towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings- A case study, Energy and Buildings, Volume 153, 24 August 2017, Pages 421-438, ISSN 0378-7788, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.08.018.
-Attia, S., Hamdy, M., O'Brien, L., Carlucci, S. (2013) Assessing Gaps and Needs for integrating Building Perfromance Optmization tools in Net Zero Energy Buildings Designs, Energy and Building, available online 28 January 2013, ISSN 0378-7788, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.01.16
-Attia, S., Gratia, E., De Herde, A, Hensen, J. (2012) Simulation-based decision support tool for early stages of zero-energy building design, Energy and Building, Vol. 49, June 2012, pp. 2-15, ISSN 0378-7788, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.01.28.
5 relevant previous projects or activities, connected to the subject of this proposal
-IEA Task 80, Resilient Cooling. 2019-2023
-European COST Action TU1403, Adaptive Facades. 2014-2018
-IEA Task 40, Net Zero Energy Buildings. 2008-2013
-IEA Task 51, Solar Energy in Urban Planning 2013-2017
-EU COST , Adaptive Facades Network, 2014-2018.
-EU IEE, 2020 Nearly Zero-Energy Building Strategy 2014-2016
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment
The laboratory is equipped with various data acquisition /logging systems for different types of temperature, humidity, air flow, turbulence, illumination intensity and CO2 sensors, envelope air tightness (Blower Door) and infrared camera. We can conduct high-precision digital environmental monitoring for climatic, radiation, pressure, illumination, and emission and acoustics properties.
Indep. Res. premises
The faculty owns its research premises and co-owns the Sustainable Design Building Technology Lab.
-European COST Action TU1403 - Adaptive Facades. 2014-2018
-IEA Task 40: Net Zero Energy Buildings. 2008-2013
-IEA Task 5: Solar Energy in Urban Planning 2013-2017
-Public Action for Water, Energy and Environment Project (PAP), Client & Period: USAID and Jordan Green Building Council, 2012-2014, Research Activities (Active Member).
-Wallonie-Bruxelles International: Higher Education, International Capacity Building, Research Activities (Principal Initiator and Coordinator): Joint proposal with University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland (Prof. Piotr Kosinski) to develop training on Net Zero Energy Buildings, Status & Budget: Granted (EUR 5 kEuros).
-EU, Erasmus+: Higher Education: International Capacity Building, Research Activities (Invited Member by Prof. Luc Courard): Joint proposal with the University of Toulouse, Pedagogic Cooperation and Innovation: Water-Energy and Habitat in Madagascar, Status & Budget: Granted (EUR 135 kEuro to Ulg out of EUR 942 kEuros).
-Wallonie-Bruxelles International: Higher Education, International Capacity Building, Research Activities (Principal Initiator and Coordinator): Joint proposal with Universite Catholique de Louvain (Prof. Magali Bodart) and the University of Conception in Chile (Prof. Beatriz Piderit) to develop training on Net Zero Energy Buildings, Status & Budget: Granted (EUR 19 kEuros).
S. Attia has a professional and academic experience in teaching and capacity building. At different institutions, universities and green building councils, S. Attia is a certified Faculty member at the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and assistant professor of sustainable architecture and building technology at Liege University, School of Engineering in Belgium. He has participated in teaching of the following courses:
At Liege University (ULIEGE, Belgium), 2014/2021.
Teaching in the following courses as professor with other colleagues.
ARCH3272 - Building Performance Simulation and Monitoring, (5ECTS, grads, EN) see
GCIV0626-1 - Building Pathology, (8ECTS, grads, FR) see
ARCH3262-1 - Sustainable Architecture Design Studio (Circular Building Design), (5ECTS, under grads, FR) see
ARCH0009-3 - Sustainable Building Construction Technology III (Building Services), (4ECTS, under grads, FR) see
ARCH0079-1 - Sustainable Building Construction Technology II (Building Envelope), (5ECTS, under grads, FR) see
ARCH3259-1 - Sustainable Building Construction Technology Ib (Building Elements), (3ECTS, under grads, FR) see
ARCH3275-1 - Sustainable Building Construction Technology Ia (Building Elements), (5ECTS, under grads, FR) see
At Liege University (ULIEGE, Belgium), 2014/2018.
ARCH0069-2 - Construction Project Management, Elective and Mandatory, (2ECTS, under grads.) see
At Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Switzerland), 2012/2014.
Support teaching in the following courses as a lecturer.
UE K (AR-440) Fall 2012-13 - Architecture and sustainability: performance studies, Co-instructors: Dr. Shady Attia (LIPID), Prof. Emmanuel Rey, Dr. Sophie Lufkin & Dan Bolomey (LAST) Elective, 6 credits until 2013, 4 credits after 2014, MA level 1, Architecture 13 students in Spring 20.3-1, 14 students in Spring 2012, 10 students in Spring 2013
At Texas A&M (TAMU, USA), 2007/2008.
Support teaching in the following courses as a lecturer.
ENDS 106-504, Fall 2007, Design Foundations I, Lead Instructor, Mandatory, 6 credits, MA, Architecture, 12 students in fall 2007
At Helwan University (HU, Egypt), 2002/2004 and 2006/2007.
Support teaching in the following courses as a teaching assistant.
ENDS 200, Spring 2003-2004 – Environmental Design II, Lead faculty: Prof. ElGhazali Kesseiba Elective, 10 credits, BArch, Architecture, 12 students in Fall 2007, Role: Supervise small student group during concept development, Conduct workshops on specific issues and conduct design review sessions, Organize reference materials, visual aids & other materials, Assist in preparation and administration of examinations, Grade design sketches, exams, term papers and reports.
S. Attia has participated in several workshops and summer schools (as a trainer):
Summer 2013 EPFL - EuroTech PhD Summer School - Integrated Approaches to Energy Systems, Lead faculty / coordinator: Prof. Mario Paolone (DESL/STI) Elective, 4 credits, PhD, all schools, 2-weeks course (May 27 - June 7, 2013) Role: Module instructor, mini-project coaching (LIPID) and coordination of Topic 5 i.e. 'Energy-efficient design of building and urban systems' (co-instructors in topic 5: Prof. Emmanuel Rey (LAST), Dr. Jerome Kaempf & Dr. Maria Cristina Munari-Probst (LESO))
COST Action TU 1403 Summer School, September, 2017 at Hamburg Hafen City University, Germany
COST Action TU 1403 Summer School, September, 2018 at Belgrade University, Serbia, see
2013 - present, Bioclimatic Design in Hot Climates, Jordan Green Building Council, Qatar Green Building Council, Cairo 2011-2018, Amman 2013-2015. see
2010 - present, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Brussels, 2013, Cairo 2010-2018, Paris 2015, Tripoli 2015. see
2013 - present, Building Energy Modelling, Cairo 2013-2018, Delft 2013, Doha 2014, Liege 2015. see
2014 - 2016, Building Performance Monitoring, Brussels 2014, Cairo 2013-2016, Amman 2014. see
2016 - present, Post-Occupancy Evaluation, Cairo 2013-2018, Delft 2013, Doha 2014, Liege 2015. see
2011 - present, Net Zero Energy Buildings Design, Amman 2015, Cairo 2011,2018, Doha 2015-2016, Conception Chile 2017.see
S. Attia has his own YouTube channel with several academic modules covering the following topics see:
Literature Review (11,500 views) see
Citations & Bibliography (4,500 views) see
Writing a Research Proposal (109,000 views) see
Research Ideas Assessment (2,500 views) see
MSc and PhD Thesis Structure (3,700 views) see
Digital ID of Researchers (1,100 views) see
Qualities of a good researcher (3600 views) see
Selecting a journal for a publication (5,100 views) see
Avoiding predatory publishers (900 views) see
Journal Paper Submission Process (11,700) see
Writing a journal paper (8,500) see
Organizational Charts in Research (70 views) see
Planning your Post-Doc (160 views) see
Study Conceptual Framework (110 views) see
S. Attia has several Pedagogical certificates obtained from TU-Delft, UClouvain, EPFL, TAMU and ULiege in Egypt, The Netherlands, USA, Belgium and Switzerland.
Effective Interactive Teaching & Learning in Higher
Faculty and Leadership Development Program
Academic Leadership for Professors
Teaching in culturally diverse classroom
The Credit Hour Systems
Creation of new courses
Semester projects, organisation, coaching and evaluation
Effective classroom management
Class assessment techniques
Setting up an giving lectures
Group Projects and Group Work
Supervision of PhD Students
Supervising Master students