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The Department of Building Physics

Improvement of the energy efficiency of buildings is well-known to be one of the foundations of sustainable construction, since it makes a significant contribution to the sustainable development of society as a whole. The numerous research projects which are carried out at the Department are therefore one of ZAG’s priority tasks.

The Department of Building Physics combines together:

  • The Laboratory for Thermal Performance and Acoustics, which deals with the field of the thermal and acoustic characteristics of materials and structures, the energy efficiency of buildings, and suitable living conditions in buildings, and carries out various research and testing work in accordance with the presently valid European and other national standards.
  • The Fire Laboratory and Fire Engineeringis concerned with fire resistance tests and reaction to fire tests of various materials, as well as performing fire safety studies and research and development activities in the wider field of fire safety engineering.

In the case of numerous test methods, accreditation is maintained according to the standard DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 by Slovenian Accreditation, under Registration No. LP-005. No. LP-005.


Head of the department:
Friderik Knez
BSc (Phys.)
e-mail: friderik.knez@zag.si
Phone: 01 280 43 61