Dr. Valerio Roberto Maria Lo Verso

Dr. Valerio Roberto Maria Lo Verso

Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin)

Associate Editor

Dr. Valerio Roberto Maria Lo Verso is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Torino, Italy. His research expertise includes both electric lighting and daylighting, carries out field analyses, software simulations, and experimentations with scale models and the sun/sky simulator facility. Further, he worked on design and performance characterization of daylighting systems (transparent, shading, and guidance systems), integration of daylighting and electric lighting for both visual comfort and energy saving purposes. He was granted a post-doc position at National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) in Ottawa to carry out research on green buildings through daylight for the years 2006-2007. He has published more than 50 papers in reputed international journals and confereces. He is an author of the handbook “Guide on daylighting design”, published by the Italian Lighting Association AIDI. He is involved in teaching activities such as courses, workshops, and seminaries. He gives lectures and carries out practical teaching activities relative to the topics of building physics (lighting, acoustics, thermal and IAQ aspects) within courses such as Indoor environment physics. Currently, he has full responsibility of the course “Building Physics” at the Faculty of Architecture at Politecnico di Torino. He also gives numerous lectures in post-degree and masters courses about indoor and outdoor lighting, daylighting, sustainable architecture and planning. He is member of the International Commission on Illumination CIE and of the International Building Performance Simulation Association IBPSA-Italy. Read more ...

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Research Interests

  • Energy efficiency and sustainable building design
  • Building energy modeling and simulation
  • New metrics for daylighting design (climate-based)
  • Integration between daylighting and electric lighting (also for retrofitting purposes)
  • Indoor environmental comfort (particularly in educational and health care buildings and in dwellings)

Selected Publications

Luminous environment in healthcare buildings for user satisfaction and comfort: an objective and subjective field study

Journal: Indoor and Built Environment

Published: 2015 | External link

Daylighting as the Driving Force of the Design Process: from the Results of a Survey to the Implementation into an Advanced Daylighting Project

Journal: Journal of Daylighting

Published: 2014 | External link

A Methodology to Link the Internal Heat Gains from Lighting to the Global Consumption for the Energy Certification of Buildings in Italy

Journal: Journal of Daylighting

Published: 2014 | External link

Assessment of daylight amount in rooms with different architectural features

Journal: Building Research & Information

Published: 2014 | External link

Luminous environment in health care buildings for user satisfaction and comfort: an objective and subjective field study

Journal: Indoor and Built Environment

Published: 2014 | External link

A multivariate non-linear regression model to predict the energy demand for lighting in rooms with different architectural features and lighting control systems

Journal: Energy and Buildings

Published: 2014 | External link

Light transmission efficiency of daylight guidance systems: An assessment approach based on simulations and measurements in a sun/sky simulator

Journal: Solar Energy

Published: 2011 | External link

A rules of thumb-based design sequence for diffuse daylight

Journal: Lighting Research and Technology

Published: 2010 | External link

The approach to daylighting by scale models and sun and sky simulators: A case study for different shading systems

Journal: Building and Environment

Published: 2008 | External link