Since 1980, under the direction of Prof. Rafael Serra Florensa, a research team has been established at the Barcelona School of Architecture, specialising in architecture and energy issues. The group works on the effect of energy on architectural spaces and cities, as environmental elements. The approach considered places special emphasis on environmental comfort, from the aesthetic and energetic viewpoint.

The research group includes professors (architects, physicists and engineers), postgraduate students and junior researchers.

The group activity also develops fieldwork and, as a result, AiEM has equipment specifically focused on the field of architecture and energy.These resources incoporate calculation, production and simulation programs together with measurement instruments (light, thermal and acoustic), necessary for the proper development of our projects.