Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat - ENTPE

French National School of Civil Engineers
Laboratoire LASH Building Sciences Laboratory Maurice AUDIN
69518 Vaulx en Velin Cedex, France
Tel. + 33 472047105
Fax. + 33 472047042



“Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat” (ENTPE) is an institute of the Ministry of Public Works training engineers in urban development and civil engineering for government departments or local communities as well as public organisations or private companies.

“Laboratoire Sciences de l’Habitat” (LASH) - Building Sciences Laboratory - is one of the six research laboratories of ENTPE and is associated -with “Département Génie Civil et Bâtiment” DGCB (Department of Civil Engineering and Building) and with the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” - National Scientific Research Centre (URA 1652). LASH-DGCB is made up of thirty researchers. In addition, each year, more than twenty students prepare a Master's degree and / or their Diploma at the laboratory.

LASH-DGCB is specialised in indoor climate issues (thermal behaviour of buildings, ventilation, acoustics, lighting). LASH has a large experience in the field of building physics and is specialised in the energy efficiency of buildings and building management system, and has experience and knowledge in simulation, analysis and energy management systems. Past and present actions of LASH on energy efficiency of buildings will provide the activities of INIVE with advanced experience. LASH carries out research programmes with scientific or financial support of different partners or private companies.

The laboratory contributed to several projects in the framework of European programmes (ENERGY, JOULE, SAVE, ALTENER, COMETT) e.g. recent projects:

International actions on related topics include:

LASH is responsible for all educational activities dealing with building physics,
relevant to the topics of activities of INIVE. The results of research and application activities are thus broadly disseminated through educational as well as training courses. Moreover, LASH assumed responsibility for the organisation of EPIC International Conferences in 1994, in 1998, in 2002 and 2006 with INIVE (supported by DG XII, CNRS and several other national or international bodies) on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Buildings, which met 300 participants, coming from more than 35 countries.

Relevant National actions in France include: