Building systems and habitability

Misión

Studies on building systems performance, building installations, and their incidence on indoor environmental quality and health conditions. Highlighting the Vibro-acoustic and thermal analysis, energy performance assessment, and indoor air quality evaluation. Studies are carried out at laboratory, building or urban scale depending on the objectives addressed by the different projects and contracts developed.

Staff

Oteiza San José Ignacio

ioteiza@ietcc.csic.es
870275

Alonso Ruiz de Rivas, Carmen

c.alonso@ietcc.csic.es
870359

Chillón Moreno, José María

Master en Ingeniería de Producción; Ing. Técnico Industrial

Jefe del laboratorio de Instalaciones

Funcionario de Carrera

jmchillon@ietcc.csic.es
870299

Cuerdo Vilches, Mª Teresa

Dra. Arquitecta

Ahorro de Energía y Reducción de Emisiones en Edificios

teresacuerdo@ietcc.csic.es
870417

Estevez Doval, Francisco Javier

festevez@ietcc.csic.es
870380

Fernández Aguera Escudero, Jesica

jessifae@ietcc.csic.es

Frutos Vázquez, Borja

borjafv@ietcc.csic.es
870241

Martín Consuegra Ávila, Fernándo

martin-consuegra@ietcc.csic.es
870221

Izquierdo Millán, Marcelo

mizquierdo@ietcc.csic.es
870243

Research Lines

Indoor environmental quality

  • Studies on comfort and wellness in living spaces. Temperature, humidity, lighting, air quality, CO2 and other pollutants.
  • Studies on Radon contamination: Protection systems against radon immission: Barriers; Soil Depressurization Systems; Natural and forced ventilation.
  • Study on thermal performance of envelopes and energy modelling of buildings. Energy retrofit.
  • Vibro-acoustics behaviour studies in construction systems and building materials.

Building systems

  • Evaluation of the environmental impact of buildings, life cycle analysis and sustainability improvement.
  • Industrialisation and rationalisation of construction systems for housing and related to construction materials.
  • Analysis of systems and components for building facilities.
  • Renewable energies.

Social approach

  • Comprehensive rehabilitation of vulnerable neighbourhoods.
  • Proposals for basic habitability in developing countries
  • Proposals for improving living spaces for active ageing
  • Energy and fuel poverty

Facilities and resources

Habitability Lab

  • Tests cells for the thermal-performance evaluation of buildings and (their) construction systems
  • Facilities for the acoustic performance assessment of buildings and their elements.
  • Acoustic performance of wastewater disposal facilities
  • Pilothouse for studies on the effectiveness of radon protection systems.
  • Indoor air quality assessment facilities
  • Simulations with numerical analysis software
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Energy performance of buildings modelling and monitoring platform

Laboratory facilities

(ENAC accreditation. ISO / IEC 17025: 2017)

  • Plastics piping systems for water supply in buildings and civil works.
  • Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods(Products of high and medium thermal resistance)
  • Self-supporting double skin metal faced insulating panels. Sandwich panels.

Energy efficiency in buildings – Solar plant laboratory

  • Energy saving and emission reduction in buildings

Projects

Project on social lockdown (COVID-19), housing and habitability [COVID-HAB]

Red de excelencia MONITOR- Monitorización y evaluación de la habitabilidad, calidad del aire y eficiencia energética de los edificios

Habita-RES- Nueva herramienta integrada de evaluación para áreas urbanas vulnerables. Hacia la autosuficiencia energética y a favor de un modelo de habitabilidad biosaludable

REVEN- Rehabilitación energética de viviendas sociales, aplicando productos innovadores de ventana con marcado ce.

RADON CERO-Optimización de soluciones constructivas frente a la inmisión de gas radón en edificios y desarrollo de metodologías de diseño de soluciones. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.

PERFO-RA / Desarrollo y diseño de técnicas de microperforacióncomo solucion para la protección de la salud de usuarios frente a la inmisión de radón en espacios habitados

REFAVIV- Rehabilitación energética de las fachadas de viviendas sociales deterioradas en Madrid y Sevilla, aplicando productos innovadores nacionales y europeos (DIT y DITE)

INDUSTRIALIZACION. Facilitar e incentivar mediante recomendaciones prácticas (conceptuales y/o derivadas de resultados experimentales) la industrialización de procesos de construcción de viviendas de promoción pública a base de elementos, componentes y subsistemas.

Scientific articles