Characteristics of the main directions of scientific and research work:
Małopolska Laboratory of Energy Efficient Building conducts scientific and research works in the field of modern technological solutions in respect of materials, constructions and installations for energy-efficient building.
In MLBE, scientists from Cracow University of Technology conduct two types of studies– basic studies carried out in laboratory conditions and using research equipment and "in situ" (Latin "on the spot") tests, conducted on the basis of readings from the building's measuring system during its exploitation. The "in situ" studies, that is, studies of objects in natural conditions, are one of the most promising and developmental research methods, allowing to formulate precise conclusions about functioning of particular building elements.
The laboratory has been equipped with specialist testing equipment to test modern technologies, material, construction and installation solutions, as well as equipment to evaluate thermal comfort of people in the building and the interior microclimate.