Selected Scientific Publications


Geyer, P. and A. Schlüter (2014). "Automated metamodel generation for Design Space Exploration and decision-making — A novel method supporting performance-oriented building design and retrofitting." Applied Energy 119: 537-556.

Clayton, M. Z., Nagy; Arno, Schlüter (2014). A seed dataset for a public, temporal data repository for energy informatics research on commercial building performance. 3rd Conf. on Future Energy Business & Energy Informatics, Rotterdam, NL.

Clayton, M. Z., Nagy; Dino, Rossi; Christian, Hersberger; Silvia, Domingo Irigoyen; Arno, Schlüter (2014). BIM-EXTRACTED ENERGYPLUS MODEL CALIBRATION FOR RETROFIT ANALYSIS OF A HISTORICALLY LISTED BUILDING IN SWITZERLAND. Building Simulation Conference, Atlanta, USA.

Thomas, Daren, Clayton Miller, Jérôme Kämpf, and Arno Schlueter. "Multiscale co-simulation of EnergyPlus and CitySim models derived from a building information model." In Bausim 2014: Fifth German-Austrian IBPSA Conference. 2014.

Geyer P, Schlüter A, Cisar S (2014): A Performance-Based Clustering Method for Retrofit Management of Building Stocks, eg-ice Workshop 2014 in Cardiff.

D. Rossi, Z. Nagy, and Arno Schlueter, Soft Robotics for Architects, Soft Robotics, 2014, Vol.1, No. 2, pp. 147-153

Z. Nagy, D. Rossi, Ch. Hersberger, S.D. Irigoyen, C. Miller, and A. Schlueter, "Balancing Envelope and Heating System Parameters for Zero Emissions Retrofit using Building Sensor Data", Applied Energy, in Press

Cheng Li, Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li, Forrest Meggers, Arno Schlueter and Hock Beng Lim (2014). "Energy Efficient HVAC System with Distributed Sensing and Control." The 34th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems: 10.

Leidi Michele, S. A. (2014). Conceiving Design Schemes of Urban Architecture through Volumetric Site Analysis. 19th International Conference on Computer- Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2014, Kyoto, Japan, The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Hong Kong.

Svetozarevic, B., Nagy, Z., Rossi, D., and Schlueter, A. (2014). “Experimental Characterization of a 2-DOF Soft Robotic Platform for Architectural Applications”, Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, Workshop on Advances on Soft Robotics, UC Berkeley, California.

Nagy, Z., Hazas, M., Frei, M., Rossi, D. and Schlueter, A. "Illuminating Adaptive Comfort: Dynamic Lighting for the Active Occupant", in Proc. 8th Windsor Conference: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a changing world, 10-13 April 2014, London, UK


Chen, K. W., Schlueter, A., Janssen, P. (2013). The architectural implications of adopting low exergy cooling strategy: separation of sensible and latent cooling. 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy technologies (SET-2013). Hong Kong: 8.

Fonseca, J.A., Schlueter, A., 2013. Method and data analysis for assessment of local energy potentials for urban transformation: Case study of a mixed use city quarter in: CISBAT 2013 - International conference cleantech for smart cities and buildings: from nano to urban scale, 4th of September 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Bruelisauer, M. C., Kian Wee; Iyengar, Rupesh; Leibundgut, Hansjürg; Li, Cheng; Li, Mo; Mast, Matthais; Meggers, Forrest; Miller, Clayton; Rossi, Dino; Saber, Esmail M.; Schlueter, Arno (2013). "BubbleZERO - Design, construction and operation of a transportable research laboratory for low exergy building systems evaluation in the tropics." energies - Energy Efficient Building Design 2013 6(9): 19.

Brillembourg, A., Hubert, K.; Schlueter, Arno, Fonseca, Jimeno (2013). "Stalled Skyscraper Reborn as Informal Vertical Community." CTBUH Journal International Journal on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat(I): 6.

Chen, K. W., A. Schlueter, et al. (2013). A Design Method for Multicriteria Optimization of Low Exergy Architecture. Open Systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA, Hong Kong, The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).

Fonseca, J.A., Schlueter, A., 2013. Novel approach for decentralized energy supply and energy storage of tall buildings in Latin America based on renewable energy sources: Case study – Informal vertical community Torre David, Caracas – Venezuela. Energy, Vol 53, p. 93-105.

Hersberger, C., Sagerschnig, C. (2013). Thermal Modelling of a Low Exergy HVAC System in EnergyPlus: A Case Study. CISBAT, Lausanne.

Doan T., Vima Grau S., Schürer D., Leidi M., Cisar S., Schlueter A. (2013). The House of Seasons. Competition: International University Architectural Competition "Next Generation Sustainable House in Taiki-Cho". Taiki-Cho, Japan.

Leidi M., Schlueter A. (2013). "Exploring Urban Space, Volumetric Site Analysis for Conceptual Design in the Urban Context." International Journal of Architectural Computing 11(2): 25.

Li, C., F. Meggers, et al. (2013). BubbleSense:Wireless Sensor Network for Intelligent Building Monitoring. ICT4S - First International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability, ETH Zurich.

Miller, C.; Hersberger, C.; Jones, M. (2013). Automation of Common Building Energy Simulation Workflows using Python, Building Simulation Conference, Chambéry, France.

Miller, C.; Schlueter, A. (2013). Application of Lean Production Principles to Performance Analysis Across the Life Cycle Phases of Buildings. Clima 2013 - 11th REHVA World Congress & 8th International Conference on IAQVEC, Prague.

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, et al. (2013). Soft Pneumatics for Sustainable Architecture. Soft Robot 2013: International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation, Monte Verita, Switzerland.

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, et al. (2013). Simulation Framework for Design of Adaptive Solar Facade Systems. CISBAT 2013. Lausanne, Switzerland.

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, et al. (2013). It Moves, But Why? ALIVE 2013: International Workshop on Adaptive Architecture. ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Chen, K. W., P. Janssen, et al. (2012). Performance Driven Design Optimization With Scientific Workflow System. International Conference on Green Buildings and Optimization Design (GBOD 2012). Shenyang.

Chen, K. W., S., Arno; Janssen Patrick (2012). Optimisation of Low Exergy Architectural Design in the Tropics. SUSTAINABLE FUTURE ENERGY 2012 and 10th SEE FORUM, Innovations for Sustainable and Secure Energy. Brunei Darussalam.

Dino Rossi, Zoltan Nagy, Arno Schlueter, Adaptive Distributed Robotics for Environmental Performance, Occupant Comfort and Architectural Expression. Int'l Journal of Architectural Computing 10, no. 3 (2012), pp. 341-360.

Goffin, Pascal, and Arno Schlueter. 2012. Visualization Framework of Thermal Comfort for Architects. Proceedings of Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD), Orlando.

Erzinger J., Büchi S., Ritter S., Schnelli F., Leidi M., Willmann A., Schlüter A. (2012). Transient Boundaries. Competition: International University Architectural Competition "Next Generation Sustainable House in Taiki-Cho". Tokyo, Japan.

Leidi M. and Schlueter A. (2012). Formal and Functional Implications of Dynamics-Related Solar Design-Schemes. ACADIA 2012 - Synthetic Digital Ecologies. San Francisco.

Meggers, Forrest, Marcel Bruelisauer, Arno Schlueter, and Hansjürg Leibundgut. 2012. Air conditioning without so much air – Low exergy decentralized ventilation and radiant cooling systems. Proceedings of 5th International Building Physics Conference, Kyoto.

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, et al. (2012). Adaptive Distributed Architectural Systems. ACADIA 2012 - Synthetic Digital Ecologies, San Francisco.

Schlueter, A. and J. Fonseca (2012). Possibility. Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities. A. Brillembourg and H. Klumpner. Zürich, Lars Müller Publishers.

Schlueter, A. and A. Willmann (2012). Stadt der Netze - Energie, Park Books.

Schlueter, Arno, and Frank Thesseling. 2012. Facilitating Environmental Performance Assessment in Architectural Design Competitions utilizing a Model-based Workflow. To be presented at the 9th European Conference of Product and Process Modeling (ECPPM), Reikjavic.

Thomas, Daren, and Arno Schlueter. 2012. Customizable Continuous Building Simulation using the DesignPerformance Toolkit and Kepler Scientific Workflows. 9th European Conference of Product and Process Modeling (ECPPM), Reikjavic.

Zoltan Nagy, Dino Rossi, and Arno Schlueter. 2012. Sustainable Architecture and Human Comfort through Adaptive Distributed Systems. Proceedings of IEEE Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom), Lugano.


Leidi M., Schlueter A. 2011. Volumetric Insolation Analysis. Proceedings of CISBAT 11, Lausanne.

Rossi, Dino (2011). Inhabiting Adaptive Architecture Adaptive Architecture Conference 2011 London, GB.

Rossi, Dino, and Arno Schlueter. 2011. ADAPTIVE SOLAR FAÇADE: Dynamic Systems for Dynamic Environments. Bauhaus.SOLAR 2011, Erfurt.

Schlueter, Arno. 2011. Integrated Design Process for Prefabricated Façade Modules with Embedded Distributed Service Systems In CAAD futures. Liège, Belgium.


Schlueter, Arno. 2010. Model-based, Performance-oriented Buildign Design Employing Distributed Building Service Systems, Dissertation ETH Zürich, Zürich.

Schlueter, Arno, and Frank Thesseling. 2010. Design Performance Viewer 2.0 - Evoluation und Weiterentwicklung (Schlussbericht). Bern CH: Bundesamt für Energie (BFE), Forschungsprogramm Energie in Gebäuden.


Schlueter, Arno. 2009. Distributed Services - Ein modellbasierter Prozess für das integrierte Design verteilter Systeme Proceedings of Forum Bauinformatik 2009, Karlruhe, Germany.

Schlueter, Arno. 2009. Incorporating Reality: From Design to Decision Making. Proceedings of Second International Conference on Critical Digital: Who Care(s)?, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 71-76.

Schlueter, Arno, and Frank Thesseling. 2009. "Building Information Model Based Energy/Exergy Performance Assessment in Early Design Stages." Automation in Construction.

Schlueter, Arno, Frank Thesseling, and Forrest Michael Meggers. 2009. Design Performance Viewer: a BIM Application Using Exergy Analysis (Poster). Proceedings of The Future for Sustainable Built Environments: Integrating The Low Exergy Approach, Heerlen, NL.

Schlueter, Arno, Frank Thesseling, and Forrest Michael Meggers. 2009. DPV. In IEA Annex 49.


Schlueter, Arno, and Frank Thesseling. 2008. Balancing Design and Performance in Building Retrofitting – a Case Study Based on Parametric Modelling. Proceedings of ACADIA 2008 - Silkon and Skin, Minneapolis, USA.

Thesseling, Frank, and Arno Schlueter. 2008. Energy and Exergy Performance as Parameters in Architectural Design Sketching - a Case Study. Proceedings of Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Antwerpen.


Baldini, Luca, Forrest Meggers, Arno Schlueter, and Hansjürg Leibundgut. 2007. Effective Infrastructure Distribution, Implementing An Integrative Concept for Sustainable Office Spaces. Proceedings of Clima 2007 WellBeing Indoors, Proceedings of the REHVA World Congress, Helsinki.