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Ermal Kapedani

PhD Candidate
Hasselt University

Ermal Kapedani is an architect with a keen interest in holistic design that takes into account the process, the building product and the people. Ermal's PhD research at Hasselt University in Belgium takes a user-centered approach and uses the concept of Indoor Environmental Comfort as a synergetic integration of Energy Efficiency and Universal Design in order to facilitate more sustainable home renovation concepts. His current work focuses on the development of the Comfort Tool, a subjective yet meaningfully relevant assessment of perceived comfort at home. It's aim is to raise awareness and improve communication between residents and building professionals. Previously Ermal has worked on designing high density residential projects at Patel Taylor Architects in London, UK. At the Canadian Embassy in the Hague he helped to build Parallel52.org, the Dutch-Canadian sustainable building and planning network. And as part of the ReVolt House team at TU Delft he participated in designing and developing a solar powered house for the Solar Decathlon 2012 international competition.