Buildings and Energy
- Department of Microenviromental and Building Services Engineering
Building Services Systems-heating, cooling, ventilation.
Renewable Energy Sources-description, design, energy efficiency, calculation.
Basic knowledge of building design, material design, structural systems, building physics.
- Syllabus of lectures:
1 Introduction, building and energy, energy audits, energy performance of buildings
2 Heating systems in buildings - energy sources
3 Heating systems in buildings - heating system
4 Ventilation systems in buildings - ventilation system, distribution systems
5 Systems of cooling - cooling sources, distribution system, energy-saving systems
6 Solar energy - the use of principle, passive systems.
7 Solar energy - the principle of recovery, active systems, process design of solar systems.
8 Biomass - sources, methods of extraction of biomass, biomass processing.
9 Biomass - ways of generating energy from biomass, biomass combustion.
10 Geothermal energy - how energy production, energy use in buildings
11 Geothermal energy - heat pumps, design, utilization. Cogeneration - Technology features, benefits.
12 Wind energy, hydropower, fuel cells - wind turbines, water turbines, wave power - construction equipment, property, energy benefits.
13 Energy efficient buildings - examples, properties of objects, concept design, coordination systems.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
The goal of study is comprehensive look at issues of building energy systems and obtain information about renewable energy sources and their use.
- Study materials:
Special e-learning lectures.
Advanced Building Systems: A Technical Guide for Architects and Engineers/Klaus Daniels
Low energy house/Humm Othmar
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: