Alstan Jakubiec teaches architectural energy systems, lighting design, and urban sustainability at SUTD. Alstan also runs the Design for Climate and Comfort Lab, a collection of researchers dedicated to improving satisfaction with and reducing the energy consumption of the built environment through passive environmental strategies. Alstan’s research investigates natural daylighting, designing comfortable buildings, energy efficiency, and urban sustainability metrics. Alstan is currently leading several research projects surrounding the future of human-centric lighting and thermal comfort metrics and the communication and visualization of data in sustainable design.
As a founding board member of two companies, Solemma and Mapdwell, Alstan works to bring the fruits of research on architectural and urban sustainability to designers and consumers. At Solemma, Alstan is the lead developer of DIVA, a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros 3D. At Mapdwell, he created urban maps of photovoltaic energy generation potential using GIS and simulation technologies in order to encourage the consumption of renewable resources.
- PhD in Building Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
- Master of Architecture (MArch), University of Pennsylvania, 2010
- Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSArch), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
- Design for Climate and Comfort Lab
- Google Scholar
- Solemma: DIVA & Archsim Daylighting and Energy Analysis Software
- Jakubiec, J. Alstan, Max C. Doelling, Oliver Heckmann, Ramkumar Thambiraj, and Vedashree Jathar. “Dynamic Building Environment Dashboard: Spatial Simulation Data Visualization in Sustainable Design.” Technology | Architecture + Design 1, no. 1 (2017): 27-40.
- McCormick, Elizabeth L., J. Alstan Jakubiec, and Michael Budig. “Analysis of Architectural Façade Elements in Tropical Climates for Daylight, Thermal Comfort and Passive Climatization.” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of IBPSA Building Simulation 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA, 7-9 August 2017.
- Jakubiec, J. Alstan, and Christoph F. Reinhart. “A Concept for Predicting Occupants’ Long-term Visual Comfort within Daylit Spaces.” Leukos: Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society 12, no. 4 (2016): 185-202.
- Balakrishnan, Priji, and J. Alstan Jakubiec. “Measuring Light Through Trees for Daylight Simulations: A Photographic and Photometric Method.” Proceedings of the 3rd IBPSA-England Conference Building Simulation and Optimization 2016 (BSO), Newcastle, UK, 12-14 September 2016.
- Jakubiec, J. Alstan. “Building a Database of Opaque Materials for Lighting Simulation.” Proceedings of the 32nd Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference (PLEA), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 11-13 July 2016.
- Jakubiec, J. Alstan, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Mehlika Inanici, and Alen Mahic. “Accurate Measurement of Daylit Interior Scenes Using High Dynamic Range Photography.” Proceedings of CIE Conference on Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency. Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 March 2016.
- Jakubiec, J. Alstan, and Christoph F. Reinhart. “Assessing Disability Glare Potential of Reflections from New Construction: Case Study Analysis and Recommendations for the Future.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2449 (2014): 114-122.
- Jakubiec, J. Alstan, and Christoph F. Reinhart. “A Method for Predicting City-wide Electricity Gains from Photovoltaic Panels based on LiDAR and GIS Data Combined with Hourly Daysim Simulations.” Solar Energy 93 (2013): 127-143.
- Reinhart, Christoph, Timur Dogan, J. Alstan Jakubiec, Tarek Rakha, and Andrew Sang. “Umi—An Urban Simulation Environment for Building Energy Use, Daylighting and Walkability.” Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of IBPSA Building Simulation 2013, Chambery, France, 25-28 August 2013.
- Jakubiec, J. Alstan, and Christoph F. Reinhart. “The ‘Adaptive Zone’–A Concept for Assessing Discomfort Glare Throughout Daylit Spaces.” Lighting Research & Technology 44, no. 2 (2012): 149-170.
- Jakubiec, J. Alstan, and Christoph F. Reinhart. “DIVA 2.0: Integrating Daylight and Thermal Simulations using Rhinoceros 3D, Daysim and EnergyPlus.” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of IBPSA Building Simulation 2012, Sydney, Australia, 14-16 November 2011.