Current acoustics research is focused on passive measures that enable an inprovement of indoor habitability.
In order to do that, the Research Group operates an omnidirectional emitter and sound intensity handheld loggers.
Enclosure efficiency is pursued through the study of infiltrations in existing buildings; for that requirement the Research Group relies on analysis through the use of variable pressure systems (Blower Door) and thermographic cameras.
Progress in building conditioning pursued by the Research Group entail a better mark in energy certification; the goal is the achievement of PassiveHaus standards through the study of the physical phenomena that governs building conditioning.
Air conditioning research entwines with the concern for energy saving; efficient air conditioning systems contribute towards savings, and that's why heat recovery systems are placed in experimental systems.
It becomes neccessary to combine energy saving measures with the energy input from renewable sources, clean and free of upkeep from fuel. In this manner, progress achieved in the field of renewable energies has the goal of optimizing
the conept of an energetically independant building.
The Research Group works on the matter of solar energy suitability in housing, and on houses completely supplied with solar energy, through the Urcomante Solar House, built to compete in the Solar Decathlon.
The Research Group pursues advancement in efficient air change through CFD simulations on the analysis of outlets and inlets, and its position regarding age of the air.
Experimental ventilation processes are also carried out through natural conection, analysing its viability on its use in conventional high-rise residential buildings.