Energy & Environmental Design of Buildings Research Laboratory (E&EDB Lab)

E&EDB Lab Director: Aimilios Michael, Ph.D., Lecturer  Visit UCY Personal Profile

The Energy & Environmental Design of Buildings Research Laboratory (E&EDB) was established in order to cover research and technological innovation in the field of energy and environmental design in Cyprus and at European level, aiming at making a contribution to meeting the goals set out by Europe. Moreover, the E&EDB Research Lab supports research and teaching activities between the departments of the engineering school, underlining the importance of multidisciplinary research in the field.

Thematic Priorities: The selected thematic priorities of the E&EDB include energy and environmental design of existing and new buildings, environmental conservation of vernacular and modern-movement architecture, innovative and sustainable construction components and materials, adaptive building envelope design, building integrated renewable energy technologies, as well as education and environmental awareness.

Infrastructure and Technical Equipment: The E&EDB has established a well-equipped laboratory, for a wide range of experiments in all aspects of measurable scientific production and/or technological innovation. The facilities allow for a wide range of experiments in all aspects of indoor human comfort conditions and outdoor environmental parameters including wet bulb, dry bulb and globe temperature, relative humidity, air velocity, lighting levels, CO2 emissions, solar radiation, outdoor wind speed and direction et.al. The laboratory also provides computing power for advanced simulation software and has direct access to databases and inventories with information.

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E&EDB Funded Research Programmes: Visit ARCH Research Programs

Design and Development of an Environmentally Friendly and Smart Prefabricated Housing Unit (prefab Eco-Smart house)

Project Duration: 05.2017 – 02.2020

Funding Agency: European Regional Development Fund; Republic of Cyprus

Funding Grant: 435 240 Euro (total-budget), 191 440 Euro and 44 220 Euro (sub-budget for UCY)

 

Innovative Modular Brick Unit System for the Environmental Design of Building Envelopes (EcoBrick)

Project Duration: 12.2016 – 12.2018

Funding Agency: University of Cyprus (UCY) Internal Research Program

Funding Grant: 21 000 Euro

 

Contemporary techniques of conservation and restoration of traditional buildings (EduCult)

Project Duration: 06.2016 – 06.2017

Funding Agency: European Commission, Erasmus+ Programme, Action KA1.

Funding Grant: 5 250 Euro (sub-budget), 32 895 Euro (total-budget)

 

Development of a Prototype Modular Brick Unit for Environmentally Friendly and Energy Efficient Building Envelopes (IMMS project)

Project Duration: 09.2015 – 09.2017

Funding Agency: University of Cyprus (UCY) External Research Program, Private Funding for Postdoctoral Researcher Position

Funding Grant: 40 000 Euro

 

Synergetic Multi-Objective Design and Construction of Timber Pavilion Prototypes (Synergy)

Project Duration: 4.2015 – 06.2017

Funding Agency: University of Cyprus (UCY) External Research Program, Private Funding for the Construction of Timber Pavilion Prototypes

Funding Grant: 100 000 Euro

 

Energy and Environmental Design of Buildings Research Program Establishment of E&EDB Research Laboratory (E&EDB)

Project Duration: 10.2014 – 12.2017

Funding Agency: University of Cyprus (UCY) Start-Up Research Grant

Funding Grant: 56 000 Euro

 

E&EDB Researchers:

Aimilios Michael (Lab Director), Rogiros Illampas (Postdoctoral Researcher), Chryso Heracleous, Andreas Kyriakidis, Styliana Gregoriou, Stavroula Thravalou, Constantinos Vassiliades (PhD Students, Researchers)

 

E&EDB Research Associates in Funded Programmes:

Maria Philokyprou, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus

Andreas Savvides, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus

Odysseas Kontovourkis, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus

Marios C. Phocas, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture

Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dimos Charmpis, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

E&EDB Research Associates / Expert Advisors and Researchers on Specific Topic:

Loizos Michael, Assistant Professor, Open University of Cyprus

Flora Bougiatioti, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens