The Lab promotes and supports scientific research into innovative energy technologies for buildings. In this field it engages in the development of technological components for the integration of renewable energy sources, energy-efficient HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems, energy-saving building components, techniques and technologies for zero-energy buildings, and energy simulation in a dynamic regime. The unit’s activities, which focus on specialist skills and expertise in energy, construction and the environment, have grown through research, development and specialist consultancy activities.
- Dynamic modelling and simulation of buildings and plant engineering systems;
- Experimental outdoor monitoring of photovoltaic and hybrid (photovoltaic-thermal) components and monitoring of thermo-hygrometric conditions in historic buildings.
The Lab has a test facility for photovoltaic and hybrid components.