Economics and Environment is engaged in applied research in the fields of Environmental Technologies, Geodesy and Construction Management.
- Construction Management – assessing the economic efficiency of construction projects, appraising real estate, assessing the overriding public interest, examining the impact of infrastructure construction on regional development.
- Urban Engineering – wastewater treatment technology; drinking water treatment; waste management; the study, measurement, diagnosis and evaluation of the technical condition of infrastructure; drinking water and wastewater chemistry; investigating the interdisciplinary linkage between buildings, infrastructure and region;
- Energy Diagnostics of Buildings and Regions “Smart Cities and Regions” – optimization and streamlining of energy flow in regions, local areas, buildings; planning and management of buildings with nearly zero energy consumption; energy management of territorial units;
- Geoinformatics – survey of the current status of land, contemporary building design, including 2D and 3D documentation; processing and digitization of maps, GIS applications included; the inventorizing of the status of structures and technical units; creation of 3D models using both stationary and mobile terrestrial and airborne laser scanners.
Main area of specialization of the research group:
- testing and development of new wastewater and drinking water treatment technologies;
- energy, ecological and sustainable concepts for the development of urban settlements and regions;
- geodetic, photogrammetric and metrological support for building activities and research;
- development and verification of methodologies for measuring the thermal and microclimatic properties of buildings and parts of structures;
- research into methodologies for the economic analysis of macroeconomic projects.