Alex Primas (*1967) studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil. He worked in the development of pressure transducers and level gauges at Trafag AG and Besta AG. After completing postgraduate studies as an environmental and energy engineer at the university of applied sciences (FHBB) in Basel, he worked as a research assistant at the ETH Zurich. In the Center for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE) in research projects on the renewal of residential buildings and in the Institute for technical chemistry in the field of life cycle assessment (Ecoinvent 2000).
From 2002 to 2016, Alex Primas worked at Basler & Hofmann AG consulting engineers in Zurich, where he developed energy concepts, carried out performance monitoring and optimizations for buildings, facilities and sites. Further he worked in the monitoring and auditing of target agreement for large-scale consumers as well as consulting building projects with regard to sustainability (DGNB) and building physics. In addition, he headed various projects of applied research in building technology (ventilation / air conditioning, heating / cooling), renewable energies and life cycle assessment. During this time, he completed courses of advanced studies at the University of Applied Sciences (NTB) in Buchs (renewable energy, electrical energy systems, heat pumps, absorption chillers, photovoltaics).
Since 2017, Alex Primas is working as Senior Researcher at the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture. The focus of his work in the building technology laboratory are testing of air-to-air heat exchangers, comfort ventilation equipment and various ventilation components. His main research activities are in the field of ventilation systems (energy efficiency, life cycle assessment, operation / maintenance, air volumes / comfort parameters).