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Dr Chantal Basurto

Postdoctoral Researcher

Graduated in Architecture, Dr. Chantal Basurto joined IERC as postdoctoral researcher in September 2023. Her research has focused on investigating the impact of using advanced fenestration systems in high performance buildings, aiming to maintain a comfortable environment indoors, as well as to reduce the energy consumption for lighting, heating, and cooling. She has also investigated the implementation of control systems and integrated control strategies in working environments, aiming to optimize the system’s performance by considering the occupants preferences. Her most recent research interest includes exploring methods and technologies to achieve an interior luminous environment that would benefit the occupant’s health and well-being. Currently, she is also involved in research projects that investigate diverse ways to increase energy efficiency, including the management and storage of thermal energy in residential buildings.


HERIT4AGES is a major European innovation action project. The main objective is to develop validate a set of technical and socially innovative sustainable energy and resource-efficient solutions, for the cost effective improvement and preservation of the cultural heritage buildings.
Lead: Maria Lopez Zambrano, Carlos Ochoa
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MiniStor (H2020)

Minimal Size Thermal and Electrical Energy Storage System for In-Situ Residential Installation is a 54 months long project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to offer a sustainable solution to harness the energy efficiency potential of the European building stock.
Lead: Carlos Ochoa, Maria Lopez
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