Created in 2012, is a mixed research unit (UMR 5271) of the University of Savoie Mont Blanc and the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research). This laboratory has seventy members working in sciences concerning engineering and systems; more particularly in the field of building and sustainable energy.
LOCIE is also a member of the “Carnot Energies of the Future Institute” and a partner of the National Solar Energy Institute (INES). It is based on real scientific diversity, with expertise in: Process engineering, Energy, Thermodynamics, Building physics and systems, Renewable energies such as solar, geothermal and anergy (a state of immune unresponsiveness), Mechanics and Materials.
Added to this, it has methodological skills in design, modelling and optimisation.
LOCIE is organised into three teams, whose orientations are broken down into three themes: STEP – Energy Systems and Processes; BASE – Sustainable building: Structure and Envelope; SITE – Systems and buildings integrated into the city and territories.