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Elective at semester(s) 7, 9, ECTS: 3
Cognitive Fields (2005/36/EU): Physical Issues.
Generic Competences: Ability to search for, process and analyse information from a variety of sources using the necessary technologies, Ability to adapt to and act in new situations and cope under pressure, Ability to work autonomously, Ability to work in a team, Ability to design and manage projects, Commitment to conservation of the environment, Ability to promote free, creative and inductive thinking.



Knowledge, Analysis, Synthesis

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)