Elective at semester(s) 7, 9, ECTS: 3
The course concentrates on knowledge provision in the field of energy efficient buildings maximizing comfort (thermal, visual and acoustic) conditions . The goal is the link between architectural design and sustainability, combining optimized performance, occupant satisfaction and reduced energy consumption.
The course covers specific issues relating to:
1. Building environmental and energy assessment systems. The requirements of LEED, BREEAM are presented
2. Microclimatic interventions in open spaces.
3. Assessment methodologies (eg energy simulation, life cycle analysis of materials, ecological footprint).
4. Energy audit (building envelope). Technical inspection and design options for improving the behavior of the shell. The lectures are supported by the inspection of a building (using proper equipment such as infrared cameras, various sensors)