Prof. Isaac Guedi Capeluto


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Prof. Isaac Guedi Capeluto

Dean in Architecture & Town Planning


Architecture and Town Planning

Main energy field:

Energy Conservation


PhD – 1996, Technion, Sustainable Urban Architecture

MSc – 1991, Technion, Climatic and Energy Conscious Building Design, CAAD

BSc – 1987, Universidad de la Republica-Uruguay

Roles, Chairs, prizes:

Chair – The Architecture Program

Research Area in Energy:

Energy retrofit of existing buildings

Zero Energy Design

Lighting and Daylighting in Architecture. Energy efficiency in buildings. Energy Conscious Building Design. Sustainable and Green Architecture

Research Interests:

Architectural design

Selected Publications:

Capeluto I.G., 2022 “The Unsustainable Direction of Green Building Codes: A Critical Look at the Future of Green Architecture”, Buildings, 12, 773; (ISSN 2075-5309), MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Natanian J., De Luca F., Wortmann T. and G. Capeluto 2021, “The Solar Block Generator: an additive parametric method for solar driven urban block design”, CISBAT 2021 Carbon Neutral Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era. EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2042 (2021) 012049. doi:10.1088/1742- 6596/2042/1/012049, IOP Publishing.

Yezioro A. and Capeluto I.G., 2021 “Energy rating of buildings to promote energy conscious design”, Buildings, 11(2), 59; (ISSN 2075-5309), MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Kolodiy O. and Capeluto I.G., 2020 “Towards zero-energy residential complexes in high density conditions”, Indoor and Built Environment, SAGE, ScholarOne Manuscripts, UK.

Shach-Pinsly D. and Capeluto I.G., 2020 “From Form-Based to PerFormance Based Codes”, Sustainability 12(14), 5657; (ISSN 2071-1050), MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Open Access,

Ringel G. and Capeluto I.G., 2020 “An Energetic Profile for Greener Buildings”, Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier.

Capeluto I.G, 2019 “Adaptability in envelope energy retrofits through addition of intelligence features”, Architectural Science Review, Volume 62, Issue 3, June 2019, Taylor & Francis, UK.

Capeluto G., Ochoa C. 2017, “Intelligent Envelopes for High Performance Buildings: Design and Strategy” book, Green Energy and Technology Series, Springer International Publishing Switzerland,, ISBN 978-3-319-39255-4

Capeluto I.G and Plotnikov B., 2017. “A method for the generation of Climate-based, context dependent Parametric Solar Envelopes”, Architectural Science Review, Taylor & Francis, UK,

Grobman Y.J., Capeluto I.G, and Austern G., 2016. “External Shading in Buildings: Comparative Analysis of Daylighting Performance in Static and Kinetic Operation Scenarios”. Architectural Science Review, Taylor & Francis, UK, Vol 60, Issue 2, pp. 126-136.

Capeluto I.G and O. Ben-Avraham 2016. “Assessing the green potential of existing buildings towards smart cities and districts”, Indoor and Built Environment, SAGE, ScholarOne Manuscripts, UK, Vol 25, Issue 7, pp. 1124 – 1135.

Ochoa C. and Capeluto I.G, 2015. “Decision methodology for the development of an expert system applied in an adaptable energy retrofit façade system for residential buildings”. Renewable Energy, Elsevier, Vol 78, pp. 498-508,

Capeluto I.G and Ochoa C., 2014. “Simulation-based method to determine climatic energy strategies of an adaptable building retrofit façade system”. Energy journal, Elsevier, Vol.76, pp.375-384,

Košir M., Capeluto I.G, Krainer A. and Kristl Z., 2014. “Solar Potential in Existing Urban Layouts – critical overview of the existing building stock in Slovenian context”. Energy Policy journal, Vol 69, pp. 443–456,

Green M.S., Groag Pri-or N., Capeluto I.G, Epstein Y., Paz S., 2013. “Climate Change and Health in Israel: Adaptation Policies for Extreme Weather Events”. The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 2:23, DOI:

Behar, D., Capeluto I.G and M. Levin, 2013. “Light restoration proposal for the Ein Harod Museum of Art”. Architectural Science Review journal, Vol 58 – Issue 4, pp. 300-313

Capeluto I.G, 2005. “A Methodology for the Qualitative Analysis of Winds: Natural Ventilation as a Strategy for Improving the Thermal Comfort in Open Spaces”, “Building and Environment”, Vol 40/2 pp. 175-181, Elsevier Science Ltd.

Capeluto I.G, 2003. “The influence of the urban environment on the availability of the daylighting in office buildings in Israel”, “Building and Environment”, Vol 38/5 pp. 745-752 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Capeluto I.G, 2003. “Energy Performance of the Self-shading Building Envelope”, “Energy and Buildings” journal, Vol 35/3 pp 327-336, Elsevier Science Ltd.