The department provides instruction in courses in building services systems (sanitary systems, heating and cooling of buildings, air-conditioning, electrical installations, utility services, artificial lighting and acoustics, computer modelling of building services systems, energy audit) in Bachelor degree study programmes of Civil Engineering, the branches of Building Structures and Environmental Engineering, in the programme of Architecture and Building Engineering and follow-up study programmes of Buildings and Environment (also in English) where the department supervises the specialization in Building Services, and in the inter-faculty study programme of Intelligent Buildings. In the PhD. study, departmental students attend the programme of Building and Structural Engineering. Instruction runs the form of lectures, practical courses, projects, consultations, excursions, summer school and laboratory measurements in the departmental laboratory. Students may use the Instruction and Demonstration Laboratory of Building Services, the Laboratory of Intelligent Buildings and the SW Centre equipped with top-quality specialized software for CAD design and dynamic modelling of buildings’ behaviour (TRNSYS, ESP-r, FLOVENT, DesignBuilder etc.). The department encourages students to write their bachelor, diploma and doctoral dissertation theses there, and instruction at all levels is provided both in Czech and English. In research and development, the departmental activity is concentrated on solving problems related primarily to applied research by participating in national and international grant projects. Among other innovations, the department has developed the National Calculation Tool for the calculation of the energy performance of buildings and the electronic globe stereo thermometer. The department has also participated in the development of the control system for intelligent buildings. It operates the Centre for Diagnostics and Optimization of Energy Systems of Buildings, which provides consultancy, expert and advisory services for industry. Within lifelong learning programmes the department organizes courses for the professional public and specialized courses for corporate clients.