LIPID’s research areas range from new façade technologies to interactive visualization methods or climate-based performance metrics with a common overarching goal of promoting energy-efficiency and human comfort and health within buildings. Ongoing projects include new calculation methods, evaluation tools, instruments and metrics that aim to support this integration effort in the course as well as the lab environments. Daylighting is chosen as a strategic focus, being inherent to architectural design and one of the main drivers of a building's technical performance and resulting human comfort and health.