What we face


The building sector is one of the largest energy consumers in Europe, responsible for more than one third of the EU's emissions and that is the reason we shall deal with that fact responsibly. Thanks to the effective renovation and improved building stock in Slovakia, as well as in the whole EU, we will support the initiative for decarbonisation and development of clean energy system.

Strategic goals, set by national authorities of Slovakia following the European union decision to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050, are rather ambitious, but to reach them, steps need to be taken, as today, only 1% of buildings undergo energy efficient renovation every year. Currently, roughly 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient, yet almost 85-95% of today’s buildings will still be in use in 2050.

According to this situation, renovation of both public and private buildings is an essential measure in this context, highlighted and strongly supported within the main strategic frameworks, like e.g. the European Green Deal as a key initiative to drive energy efficiency in the sector and deliver on objectives. Moreover, given the labour-intensive nature of the building sector, which is largely dominated by SMEs providing jobs for local inhabitants, the Commission’s post-COVID 19 recovery plan identified doubling the rate of renovation as a specific aim for kick-starting the European recovery.

How we act

The overall strategic framework for adaptation to the climate change following the Green Deal initiative of EC, was presented in The Strategy of Adaptation of the Slovak Republic to the Adverse Consequences of Climate Change, released in 2014 and updated in 2018.

According to the analysis as the base for this strategy, serious consequences are expected also in the region of Kosice for the built-up area (building structures, monuments, settlement infrastructure, public spaces) while they will vary depending on the geographical location, size and type of settlement.

The strategy proposed several concrete activities leading to the supporting measures to ensure a healthy environment in spatial planning and construction, and in the management of protected and natural areas accessible for the implementation of healthy activities.


Even the more specialized and regional-targeted actions for the further development can be found within the Integrated Territorial Strategy for Sustainable Development of the Urban Functional Area of the City of Košice 2015 - 2020 (2023) defining the steps of territorial development and sustainable functional relations between settlements.

What we do

Within Technical University of Kosice can be found several expert teams focusing on the topc of building and reconstructions within their educational as well as research activities while they are mainly operated under the The Faculty of Civil Engineering which was founded in 1977. Over the 43 years, more than 8,000 graduates in all three levels of study have left the gateway to various positions, such as civil engineers and designers, structural engineers, site managers, CEOs, researchers, and teaching staff.

The students interested in the topic can choose from a wide variety of study programs, focused on the general engineering or more specific regarding the green technologies, like e.g. environmental engineering. Thanks to the skilled lectors participating on the national and international research projects they are informed about the new trends and technologies which are often presented by their direct authors.

Several project were implemented with the primary aim to transfer the new knowledge into education process, supported by ERASMUS+ like e.g. Occupational Safety and Risk Control in Construction and Metal Industry Sectors or Housing Policies for Sustainable Construction (PAES).

The strong expertize of our teams are applied also in the research of new materials (especially under the Material Engineering Department) supported by international and national grant schemes, as e.g. project Sustainable building materials based on quick-renewable and recycled raw materials or Study of selected environmental impacts of building materials.

These activities are strongly supported also by our international partners thanks to our membership in the EIT Raw Materials Platform, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, which is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide, with the vision to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe.



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