AF105V Buildings Energy Performance 1, - Evaluation 7.5 credits
Byggnaders energianvändning 1, - beräkning och deklaration
The course will give a fundamental understanding of the factors that influence the energy consumption of a building. This includes the building envelope and services and also energy production for buildings and heat pumps.
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)B
Grade scaleP, F
PeriodsAutumn 12 P2 (3.5 credits)
Spring 13 P3 (4.0 credits)
End date2013 week: 11
Language of instructionSwedish
Number of lectures
Number of exercises
Form of studyNormal
Number of places *5 - 5
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.
Course responsibleFolke Björk <email@example.com>
After the course the student will have a fundamental understanding about the factors that determine a buildings energy consumption. Have an experience in calculations of heat prestanda in a building construction with data about materials and the construction as a starting point. Have been trained to make calculations of the influence of thermal bridges on energy prestanda. Also experience in calculation of the energy need caused by ventilation. Experience in calculation of the power need in a heat pump. The student shall be able to explain how different changes in a building will influence the energy consumption and also how it may influence other conditions of relevance for the building.
Course main content
The course will give a fundamental understanding of those factors that influence a buildings energy consumption. This is for exemple knowledge needed for those who are going to work with eneregy declarations. This means the building envelope and the buildings service systems. The course also deals with energy production for buildings and with heat pumps.
Headings for the content of the course is: The building envelope, thermal insulations, thermal bridges and tightness. Calculation of thermal transmittance. The resaons for energy consumption. Estimation of the area of a building. Building services, thermal comfort and need for air flow. Calculation of energy need for heating. Systems for heating, ventilation and for making a good indoor climate. Energy – about its origins and quality. Effective energy production and equipment for production of heat and for cooling. Boilers and heat pumps. Use of different energy sources. Orientation about standards directed to the energy use of buildings.
The course will be given as classes at 6 – 7 occations.
Record of completed secondary education or equivalent including swedish and english.
Basics in natural sciences, or engineering on upper secondary level
Compendium in buildings services technology. Compendium in building technology. Chapter in energy technology.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grade scale: P, F
Project and exam done at home
ABE/Civil and Architectural Engineering
Folke Björk, tel. 08 - 790 8663, e-post firstname.lastname@example.org
Folke Björk <email@example.com>
Buildigns energy performance 2 AF106V
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.