Capeluto

Guedi Capeluto
Title: Dr.
Country of residence: Israel
Institution: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Address: Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Technion City Haifa 32000, ISRAEL
Telephone: + 972 4 8294012
Sex: Male
MC Member: Yes

Dr. Guedi Capeluto is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-IIT. He is co-founder of CELA (Climate and Energy Laboratory in Architecture) actively involved in the environmentally conscious design of buildings, urban spaces and new materials. During his M.Sc. and D.Sc. studies he dealt with the development of design tools for energy-conscious and sustainable architectural design in a two-fold level: building, and urban scale. Among others, he developed SustArc (Sustainable Architecture), a model based on knowledge and procedural methods that serves to determine a "space of solutions" for the creation of architectural design alternatives, dealing with climatic, energetic and environmental aspects at the residential quarter's scale. Lately he developed SunTools, a SketchUp plug-in for Daylight and Solar Access consideration during early architectural design stages.
He is in charge of teaching lighting in both undergraduate and graduate levels. His research is centered on the field of daylighting in buildings, intelligent buildings, performance as well as daylight and solar rights in urban design. He also teaches a solar bio-climatic architectural design studio.
He is involved as a research partner in various financed researches and projects, among them the FP7 project MEEFS, which deals with innovative retrofitting for energy efficiency in Europe (http://www.meefs-retrofitting.eu/), and the development of an Energy Rating System for Buildings in Israel. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Building Technologies Department, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), supervised more than 15 PhD and M.Sc. students, and published his works in international scientific journals and books.