Efficient buildings - we consult on ecological building concepts and organize interactive workshops for architectural teams showing possible directions of ecological building design, we propose solutions for reducing the carbon footprint of buildings throughout their entire life cycle.
Voluntary certification tools and environmental labeling systems - we are developing the only certification system SBToolCZ of eco-friendly
buildings, which is based on Czech legislation.
We make it possible to assess the comprehensive quality of buildings and demonstrate the environmental benefits of environmentally friendly projects. We carry out life cycle assessments of buildings and comparative environmental impact studies. We assess the life cycle of construction products that allow manufacturers to declare environmental properties in the form of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).
Sparing awarding of public contracts - we help the state administration in the high-quality and efficient preparation of public construction contracts. We support the state administration with consultations and expert opinions in the creation of subsidy programs.
Involving all stakeholders (participation) - in cooperation with a team of social scientists, we involve the public through participatory activities that are adequate for the given assignment. In the case of adaptations or ambiguous intentions, we take clients through test phase 0, during which the most suitable way of functioning of the place is clarified and thus we help to create a high-quality basis for assigning further work.
Smart and sustainable urban development - we help integrate blue and green infrastructure into existing spatial plans. We support municipalities in the high-quality development of public spaces and carry them out through a participatory design process. We have created a set of indicators for smart cities, with which we create strategies and action plans in cooperation with municipalities to improve life in cities.
Circular economy - we look for the most advantageous ways of using secondary raw materials in construction products and evaluate the environmental impacts of recycling in the construction industry. We manage the recyklujmestavby.cz portal, which informs the professional and lay public about the possibilities of the circular economy in the construction industry.
Envilop is a proposal for a solution for a lightweight panel-type perimeter skin based on wood. The light envelope was designed as part of the Intelligent Buildings project (CZ.1.05/3.1.00/13.0283) from the Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations of the Ministry of Education and Culture, which is financed by the EU and the state budget of the Czech Republic.Show more
Catalog of products and materials containing secondary raw materials from industrial operations and municipal waste for use in construction (Part II)Show more
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Head of the Sustainable Building research teamIng. Jan Pesta
ResearcherIng. Martin Volf, Ph.D.
Head of the Architecture and Environment research departmentIng. Jakub Diviš
ResearcherIng. arch. Licia Felicioni
Researcherprof. Ing. Petr Hájek, CSc.
ResearcherIng. Kateřina Klepačová
ResearcherIng. Pavla Kunová (Ryklová)
Researcherdoc. Ing. Antonín Lupíšek, Ph.D.
Director for Science and Research of CTU UCEEBIng. Marie Nehasilová
ResearcherIng. Jan Růžička, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. arch. Martina Sýkorová
ResearcherIng. Jiří Tencar, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. Nika Trubina
ResearcherIng. Jakub Veselka
ResearcherMgr. Barbora Vlasatá
Project coordinator and scientific researcher