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Name and Surname Francesco Frontini

Position Building System Sector, responsabile

Email francesco.frontini@supsi.ch

Website http://www.bipv.ch

Office Trevano - Blocco B
Via Trevano, 6952 Canobbio

Internal telephone number +41586666320

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Education and training He graduated in Building Engineering and Architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 2005.In 2008 he got a PhD cum laude in Building Engineering where he developed, together with different manufacturers, a new multifunctional BIPV façade for solar control and glare control.

Work experience After his degree Mr. Frontini collaborated with Engineer and Architect offices. Since 2006 he collaborated with Politecnico di Milano, also as lecturer. Research activity was always supported by experimental work on the design of actual buildings. Afterwards he worked as researcher in the Solar façades group at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems where he gathered extensive experience in Building simulation and in Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solution. He is a member of the CENELEC standardization body which is currently developing a new European BIPV standard.

Skills BiPV, Photovoltaic, Lighting simulation, Building energy simulation, Architecture.

Awards Best Paper at PLEA 2011, Menzione for Best Master Thesis

Article in conference proceedings 46 Elements

Bonomo, P., Saretta, E.& Frontini, F. (2018) Towards the implementation of a BIM-based approach in BIPV sector., pp.780-798. » more details Frontini, F., Bonomo, P., Ulbikas, J., Topic, M., Witteck, R., Mace, P., Haarberg, T.& Weiss, I. (2018) Introducing the SUPER PV project – Cost reduction and enhanced performance of PV systems. In Proceeding of 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. » more details Illich, P., Eder, G., Berger, K., Újvári, G., Rechberger, P., Moor, D., Aichinger, M., Boddaert, S., Valckenborg, R., van den Brand, J., Bonomo, P., Frontini, F., Polo Lopez, C., Del Buono, M., Imenes, A., Martín Chivelet, N., Chenlo, F., Sanz Martinez, A., Machado, M., Kim, J., Mansolin, A.& Ritzen, M. (2018) Round Robin Action within the IEA PVPS Task 15 Collaboration, A., pp.1794-1800. EU PVSEC Proceedings website. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Frontini, F.& Bonomo, P. (2018) Dialogue between research solar practices and training activities: Interactive Webinar by integration of ICT in education. In EU PVSEC Proceedings, pp.2199-2209. EU PVSEC Proceedings website. » more details Saretta, E., Bonomo, P.& Frontini, F. (2018) BIPV Meets Customizable Glass: A Dialogue between Energy Efficiency and Aesthetics. In Conference Proceedings of the 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, pp.1472-1477. » more details Bonomo, P., Saretta, E., Frontini, F., Caccivio, M., Bellenda, G., Manzini, G.& Cancelliere, P. (2017) Fire Safety of PV Modules and Buildings: Overviews, Bottlenecks and Hints. In Conference Proceedings of the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, pp.2299-2303. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Bonomo, P., Frontini, F., Medici, V.& Nespoli, L. (2017) Performance assessment of a BIPV Roofing Tile in outdoor testing., pp.2118-2123. » more details Saretta, E., Bonomo, P.& Frontini, F. (2017) Active BIPV glass facades: current trends of innovation. In GPD Glass Performance Days 2017 - Conference Proceedings, pp.2-7. » more details Bonomo, P., Frontini, F.& Hecker, R. (2016) Supporting integration of photovoltaics in the building skin. A software tool for customized BIPV in a BIM-based process. » more details Frontini, F., Bonomo, P., Polo Lopez, C., Cais, F.& Erban, C. (2016) Demonstration and monitoring of innovative BIPV shingles. Analysis of building and electrical performance in outdoor test-facilities. » more details Frontini, F., Saretta, E.& Bonomo, P. (2016) Colored BIPV glass modules: the “price” of aesthetics. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Frontini, F., Bonomo, P.& Cais, F. (2016) Outdoor Characterization of Innovative BIPV Modules for Roof Application. In EUPVSEC 2016, pp.2770-2778. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Sala, M., Frontini, F., Tagliabue, L., De Angelis, E.& Pansa, G. (2016) Solar energy availability in urban densification process impact on existing buildings in a Swiss case study.. In Conference proceedings (ebook), pp.1-6. » more details Saretta, E., Frontini, F.& Bonomo, P. (2016) Laminated BIPV glass: approaches for the integration in the building skin. In Engineered Transparency 2016: Glass in Architecture and Structural Engineering, pp.363-372. » more details Saretta, E., Frontini, F.& Bonomo, P. (2016) Mechanical behaviour of different laminated BIPV modules. » more details Saretta, E., Frontini, F., Bonomo, P., Weber, T.& Berghold, J. (2016) Indoor and outdoor characterization of innovative colored BIPV modules for facade application. » more details Delponte, E., Marchi, F., Frontini, F., Polo Lopez, C., Fath, K.& Batey, P. (2015) BIPV in EU28, from Niche to Mass Market: An Assessment of Current Projects and the Potential for Growth through Product Innovation. In EUPVSEC 2015. » more details Dittmann, S., Friesen, T., Frontini, F.& Wolfer, U. (2015) Module characterization of a roof integrated PV system after a 12-years operation period in the Swiss midlands. In EUPVSEC 2015. » more details Frontini, F., Bouziri, S., Corbellini, G.& Medici, V. (2015) S.M.O Solution: An Innovative Design Approach to Optimize the Output of BIPV Systems Located in Dense Urban Environments. » more details Jakica, N., Zanelli, A.& Frontini, F. (2015) Experimental Validation of Optical Simulation for Complex Building Integrated Photovoltaic System. In EUPVSEC 2015. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Frontini, F.& Bouziri, S. (2015) Urban densification and energy performance of existing buildings: a case study. In Proceedings of CISBAT 2015 International Conference on Future Buildings and Districts - Sustainability from Nano to Urban Scale - Vol. II, pp.943-948. » more details Zenhäuser, D., Bohren, A., Rommel, M., Dittmann, S., Friesen, T.& Frontini, F. (2015) Thermische und elektrische Charakterisierung von unabgedeckten PVT-Kollektoren. » more details Bonomo, P., Frontini, F., De Berardinis, P.& Donsante, I. (2014) BiPV in a multicriteria assessment of building envelope solutions-Considerations on economic aspects. » more details Dittmann, S., Friesen, T., Frontini, F., Bohren, A., Zenhäuser, D.& Rommel, M. (2014) Indoor and Outdoor Testing of an Unglazed PVT Collector. » more details Frontini, F., Friesen, G., Friesen, T.& Polo Lopez, C. (2014) Experimental testing under real conditions of different solar building skins when using multifunctional BIPV systems. In Energy Procedia, pp.1412-1418. Elsevier. » more details Frontini, F., Friesen, T., von Ballmoos, C.& Di Gregorio, S. (2014) Palazzo Positivo: renovation of a residential building in Switzerland with BIPV facades. » more details Frontini, F., von Ballmoos, C.& Di Gregorio, S. (2014) Renovation of a residential building in Switzerland, with BIPV façades, in order to achieve the nZEB standard. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Frontini, F., Bonomo, P.& Scognamiglio, A. (2014) PV and Façade Systems for the Building Skin. Analysis of Design Effectiveness and Technological Features. In Conference Proceedings of 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2014), pp.3613-3618. EUPVSEC, European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. » more details Verbene, G., Bonomo, P., Frontini, F., Van den Donker, M., Chatzipanagi, A., Sinapis, K.& Folkerts, W. (2014) BIPV Products for Façades and Roofs: a Market Analysis. » more details Bonomo, P., De Berardinis, P.& Frontini, F. (2013) Analysis of BiPV case-studies through a multicriteria evaluation tool. » more details Frontini, F., Friesen, G., Friesen, T.& Polo Lopez, C. (2013) Experience on the behavior of different BiPV solution: electrical and thermal performance of roof and façade mounted micromorph.. » more details Anatoli, C., Frontini, F.& Sebastian, D. (2012) Investigation of the influence of module working temperatures on the performance of BiPV Modules. » more details Frontini, F., Ferrazzo, M.& Zanetti, I. (2012) Sustainable renovation of historical buildings: concepts for solar integration. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Frontini, F.& Ferrazzo, M. (2012) Project: ENBAU, Energie und Baudenkmal. Energy Conservation Practices on the Historic Heritage Buildings . In Proceedings of the BRENET Status-Seminar «Forschen für den Bau im Kontext von Energie und Umwelt», pp.15-15. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Tenconi, L., Lo Castro, F., Brambillasca, S., Neila Gonzalez, F., Caamaño Martín, E.& Frontini, F. (2012) Comfort Performance Studies on Facade-Integrated BIPV. In Conference Proceedings of the EUROSUN 2012, pp.102-102. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Tenconi, L., Lo Castro, F., Brambillasca, S., Neila Gonzalez, F., Caamaño Martín, E.& Frontini, F. (2012) Controlled Environment Test Laboratory for Comfort Performance Studies on Facade-Integrated BIPV. In Proceedings of the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, pp.4335-4339. » more details Scognamiglio, A., Berni, A., Frontini, F., Maturi, L.& Polo Lopez, C. (2012) Complex Dialogue Between Photovoltaics and Pre-Existing: Starting Point for a Discussion., The. In Proceedings of the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, pp.4461-4468. » more details Scognamiglio, A., Farkas, K., Frontini, F.& Maturi, L. (2012) Architectural quality and Photovoltaic products. » more details Chatzipanagi, A., Frontini, F., Dittmann, S., Nagel, K., Pola, I., Fanni, L., Binder, B., Stephan, C.& Wakili, K. (2011) Evaluation of 1 Year Monitoring Results of a Testing Stand for Building Integrated PV Elements. » more details Frontini, F., Pfafferot, J., Herkel, S.& Schwrtz, D. (2011) Building simulation study of a residential double-row house with seasonal PCM-translucent façade. » more details Mende, S., Frontini, F.& Wienold, J. (2011) Comfort and building performance analysis of transparent building integrated silicon photovoltaic. » more details Zanetti, I.& Frontini, F. (2011) Project: Energie und Baudenkmal (EnBau) Optimization of energy interventions in buildings of historical-architectonical value. » more details Frontini, F., Kuhn, T., Herkel, S., Strachan, P.& Kokogiannakis, G. (2009) Implementation of a new bi-directional solar modelling method for complex facades within the ESP-r building simulation program and its application., pp.1-8. » more details Dell'Oro, D., Frontini, F.& Brasca, M. (2007) Un esempio di progettazione integrata: un edificio per uffici very low energy a Lecco.. » more details Masera, G., Dell'Oro, D.& Frontini, F. (2007) passive school in Milan: exemplary for temperate climates, A., pp.1-6. » more details Frontini, F., Matteo, B.& Niccolo, A. (2006) Design of prismatic panel for daylight control applied to a museum., pp.1-8. » more details

Book 2 Elements

Polo Lopez, C.& Frontini, F. (2013) Solar Energy Integration – Challenge and Chance for Conservation Architects., Economic Forum. Landsberger Str. 155 80687 Munich, Germany info@economic-. » more details Frontini, F. (2011) Daylight and Solar Control in Buildings: General Evaluation and Optimization of a New Angle Selective Glazing Facade, Fraunhofer Verlag. » more details

Chapter in book 7 Elements

Bruun Jørgensen, O., Dahlberg, J., Deschamps, L., Delmas, A., Florio, P., Frontini, F., Garde, F., Giostra, S., Kanters, J., Kappel, K., Korolkow, M., Tilmann, K., Lundgren, M., Munari Probst, M., Nault, E., Nouvel, R., Peronato, G., Polo Lopez, C., Roecker, C., Scognamiglio, A., Stendorf Sørensen, S., Siems, T., Simon, K., Vettorato, D.& Voss, K. 2018. Approaches, Methods and Tools for Solar Energy in Urban Planning. IEA SHC Task 51/ Report B2. In Approaches, Methods and Tools for Solar Energy in Urban Planning., Lundgren Marja ,Dahlberg Johan , vol. Task51, pp.89. IEA SHC Task 51. » more details Walangitang, D., Rainer, E., Neumann, H.-M., Gratzl, M., Malderle, M., Mach, T., Alexandre, P., Hachem-Vermette, C., Saunders, K., Moore, M., Horvat, M., Robertson, N., Sephery-Rad, N., He, J., Kappel, K., Bruun Jørgensen, O., Stendorf Sørensen, S., Monnier, A., Delmas, A., Menezo, C., Garde, F., Musy, M., Grosdemouge, V., Simon, K., Korolkow, M., Nouvel, R., Siems, T., Scognamiglio, A., Caini, M., Paparella, R., Croce, S., Wyckmans, A., Lindkvist, C., Lobaccaro, G., Dahlberg, J., Kanters, J., Wall, M., Lundgren, M., Hachem-Åberg, M., Polo Lopez, C., Roecker, C., Nault, E., Saretta, E., Peronato, G., Frontini, F., Munari Probst, M.& Florio, P. 2017. Illustrative Prospective of Solar Energy in Urban Planning: Collection of International Case Studies. Chapter 3.10 Swiss Case Studies. In Illustrative Prospective of Solar Energy in Urban Planning: Collection of International Case Studies., Lobaccaro Gabriele ,Lindkvist Carmel ,Wall Maria ,Wyckmans Anemie , pp.388-411. IEA SHC Task 51. » more details Bonomo, P., Frontini, F.& Hecker, R. 2016. Supporting integration of photovoltaics in the building skin. A software tool for customized BIPV in a BIM-based process. In Engineered Transparency 2016 Glass in Architecture and Structural Engineering. Ernst & Sohn. » more details Tavares, P., Gaspar, A., Martins, A.& Frontini, F. 2015. Eco-efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs. In Eco-efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs, Pacheco-Torgal Fernando ,Labrincha João ,Cabeza Luisa ,Granqvist Goeran . Woodhead Publishing. » more details Frontini, F., Scognamiglio, A., Polo Lopez, C., Graditi, G.& Pellegrino, M. 2013. From BIPV to Multifunctional Building Component. In EUPVSEC Proceedings. Conference Proceedings at 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition , pp.3757-3761. EUPVSEC. » more details Polo Lopez, C.& Frontini, F. 2013. Solar Energy Integration. Challenge and Chance for Conservation Architects. . In Advanced Building Skins Conference Proceedings of the 8th ENERGY FORUM, pp.207-211. EF ECONOMIC FORUM. » more details Frontini, F.& Matteo, B. 2008. Progettare e costruire con il fibrocemento. In Progettare e costruire con il Fibrocemento, pp.231-370. Il Sole 24 Ore. » more details

Newspaper/Magazine article 5 Elements

Frontini, F.& Bonomo, P. (2018) Facciate solari: nuove possibilità di design. cantieri & ABITARE, pp.36-37. » more details Frontini, F.& Bonomo, P. (2018) Il fotovoltaico, una nuova veste per edifici responsabili. Installatore, 2, pp.29-30. » more details Frontini, F., Scognamiglio, A., Graditi, G., Polo Lopez, C.& Pellegrino, M. (2016) Od fotonaponskih materijala integrisanih u zgrade (BIPV) do komponente zgrade. From BIPV to building component.. BIBLID, 45, pp.49-54. » more details Bonomo, P.& Frontini, F. (2015) Il fotovoltaico integrato come componente edilizio. Infobuild Energia, 9-12-2015. » more details Frontini, F.& Bonomo, P. (2015) Il fotovoltaico integrato in edilizia. Ticino Management, pp.132-134. » more details

Presentation at a conference 1 Element

Corti, P., Bonomo, P., Zanetti, I., Polo Lopez, C.& Frontini, F.Overcoming barriers for the BIPV diffusion at urban and building scale. , Status-Seminar «Forschen für den Bau im Kontext von Energie und Umwelt»20ème Séminaire – Etat de la recherche, 2018, Zürich (Switzerland). » more details

Report 3 Elements

Frontini, F., Bonomo, P., Chatzipanagi, A., Van den Donker, M., Verbene, G., Sinapis, K.& Folkerts, W. (2015) Building Integrated Photovoltaics. Report 2015. Scuola Universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana. » more details Polo Lopez, C.& Frontini, F. (2015) VerGe: Städtische Verdichtung und Energie Verhalten der Bestehenden Gebäude. University of applied sciences and arts of southern Switzerland. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Frontini, F., Ferrazzo, M., Jean, G., Kaehr, P., Generelli, M., Gambato, C.& Zanetti, I. (2014) Optimization of energy interventions in building of historical-architectonical value - “ENergie und BAUdenkmal” Research Project (Optimierung energetischer Massnahmen an Gebäuden von historisch-architektonischem Wert – EnBau). University of applied sciences and arts of southern Switzerland. » more details

Scientific journal article 20 Elements

Saretta, E., Caputo, P.& Frontini, F. (2019) review study about energy renovation of building facades with BIPV in urban environment, A. Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 44. » more details Illich, P., Eder, G., Berger, K., Újvári, G., Rechberger, P., Moor, D., Aichinger, M., Boddaert, S., Valckenborg, R., van den Brand, J., Bonomo, P., Frontini, F., Polo Lopez, C., Del Buono, M., Imenes, A., Martín Chivelet, N., Chenlo, F., Sanz Martinez, A., Machado, M., Kim, J., Mansolin, A.& Ritzen, M. (2018) Round Robin Action within the IEA PVPS Task 15 Collaboration, A. 35th EU PVSEC 2018 Conference proceedings pp.1794-1800. » more details Bonomo, P., Frontini, F., De Berardinis, P.& Donsante, I. (2016) BIPV: Building Envelope Solutions in a Multicriteria Approach. A Method for Assessing Life-Cycle Costs in the Early Design Phase. Advances Building Energy Research. » more details Chatzipanagi, A., Frontini, F.& Virtuani, A. (2016) BIPV-temp: A demonstrative Building Integrated Photovoltaic installation. Applied Energy, vol. 173 pp.1-12. » more details Polo Lopez, C., Sala, M., Tagliabue, L., Frontini, F.& Bouziri, S. (2016) Solar Radiation and Daylighting Assessment Using the Sky-view Factor (SVF) Analysis as Method to Evaluate Urban Planning Densification Policies Impacts. Energy Procedia (2016) Volume 91, June 2016, vol. 91 pp.989-996. » more details Sala, M., Polo Lopez, C., Tagliabue, L., Frontini, F.& De Angelis, E. (2016) energy performance evaluation of buildings in an evolving built environment: an operative methodology, The. Energy Procedia (2016) Volume 91, vol. 91 pp.1005-1011. » more details Bonomo, P., Chatzipanagi, A.& Frontini, F. (2015) Overview and analysis of current BIPV products: new criteria for supporting the technological transfer in the building sector. VITRUVIO- International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability pp.67-85. » more details Frontini, F. (2015) Baustoff mir Zukunft. Bauliche Integration von PV. TEC21, vol. 141 pp.22-24. » more details Olivieri, L., Frontini, F., Polo Lopez, C., Pahud, D.& Caamaño Martín, E. (2015) G-value indoor characterization of semi-transparent photovoltaic elements for building integration: New equipment and methodology. Energy and Buildings, vol. 101 pp.84-94. » more details Frontini, F., Polo Lopez, C., Friesen, T.& Friesen, G. (2014) Experimental testing under real conditions of different solar building skins when using multifunctional BIPV systems. . Energy Procedia, vol. 48 (158) pp.1412-1418. » more details Frontini, F., Scognamiglio, A., Polo Lopez, C.& Graditi, G. (2014) Como transformar um sistema fotovoltaico em componente da construcao.. ELETRICIDADE MODERNA pp.64-73. » more details Lobaccaro, G.& Frontini, F. (2014) Solar Energy in Urban Environment: How Urban Densification Affects Existing Buildings. ENERGY PROCEDIA, vol. 48 pp.1559-1569. » more details Polo Lopez, C.& Frontini, F. (2014) Energy efficiency and renewable solar energy integration in historical buildings heritage. Energy Procedia, vol. 48 (168) pp.1493-1502. » more details Tavares, P.& Frontini, F. (2013) Evaluation of electrochromic windows impact in the energy performance of buildings in Mediterranean climates. Energy Policy, vol. 67 pp.68-81. » more details Frontini, F.& Kuhn, T. (2012) influence of various internal blinds on thermal comfort: A new method for calculating the mean radiant temperature in office spaces , The. Energy and Buildings , vol. 54 pp.527-533. » more details Frontini, F., Manfren, M.& Tagliabue, L. (2012) Case Study of Solar Technologies Adoption: Criteria for BIPV Integration in Sensitive Built Environment , A. Energy Procedia , vol. 30 pp.1006-1015. » more details Lobaccaro, G., Frontini, F., Masera, G.& Poli, T. (2012) SolarPW: A New Solar Design Tool to Exploit Solar Potential in Existing Urban Areas . Energy Procedia , vol. 30 pp.1173-1183. » more details Kuhn, T., Herkel, S., Frontini, F., Strachan, P.& Kokogiannakis, G. (2011) Solar control: A general method for modelling of solar gains through complex facades in building simulation programs . Energy and Buildings , vol. 43 (1) pp.19-27. » more details Frontini, F. (2009) Plusenergiehauser a Friburgo. Arketipo, vol. 36 pp.90-101. » more details Frontini, F. (2007) Innovazione e solidarietà. Arketipo, vol. 1 pp.48-51. » more details

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New Platform for Solar Architecture » more details Bringing down costs of BIPV multifunctional solutions and processes along the value chain » more details BIPV-façade benchmarks » more details CoSt redUction and enhanced PERformance of PV systems » more details BIPV-ST for architects and planners » more details Ricerca involucro innovativo e BIM » more details IEA PVPS T15: Enabling BIPV » more details Building integrated Photovoltaics : Product Benchmark and best building cases » more details Active Interfaces » more details SMART-FleX » more details Constructing buildings with customizable size PV modules integrated in the opaque part of the buildi » more details Solar Energy and Architecture » more details Strumenti interattivi e di supporto alla progettazione per l?integrazione architettonica del fotovol » more details Sustainable Renovation of Historical Buildings » more details Building Integrated Photovoltaics - Thermal Aspects » more details Elementi fotovoltaici integrati per la rimunerazione a copertura costi » more details

Member of the following projects

PV Qualitätssicherung » more details FACADE ACTIVE SOLAR TICINO - FACCIATE ATTIVE SOLARI TICINO » more details Carouge: Projet de planification solaire » more details PV self-consumption gas storage » more details Städtische Verdichtung und Gebäude » more details MYGRID » more details Performance Plus » more details ENERGIE UND BAUDENKMAL ?OTTIMIZZAZIONE DI INTERVENTI ENERGETICI NEGLI EDIFICI DI PREGIO STORICO-ARCH » more details BISOL-BRENET » more details

 
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