National and Kapodistrian University Of Athens

The Group of Building Environmental Research, (GRBES), operates under the frame of the Section of Applied Physics, Department of Physics of the University of Athens. It carries out specific research and development programs on the field of environmental quality of the built environment. It works on topics related to: Development of Intelligent Materials, Energy Performance of Buildings, Solar Energy Systems and Techniques, Energy Efficient Technologies, Indoor Environmental Quality, IT Technologies applied to Buildings, Urban Environmental Quality, Energy and Environmental Rating. The Group is working on specific International projects aiming to apply and demonstrate energy efficient technologies. Simulation techniques are used to optimise the efficiency of the energy systems while the finalized projects are monitored in details to experimentally assess their energy and environmental performance. By using its modern and complete experimental facilities the Group has undertaken many audits aiming to identify energy and environmental problems in the built environment. Specific and optimised solutions are then prepared and proposed for implementation. Design advice on energy and environmental performance of new projects aiming to present a high environmental quality is offered by the Group. Many prestigious International and National projects have been undertaken and completed.