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Before choosing course

The course will provide the skills needed to assess and describe a building's energy consumption and to produce and also energy certifications of buildings. It will also provide expertise to assess the effect of various types of measures for improved of energy efficiency

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AF106V (Spring 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will provide an understanding of how the energy consumption should be interpreted. What is meant by energy performance and the energy quality can be managed with exergy as an aspect. It also contains;

Data for energy use electricity, oil, wood, etc. The conversion of energy consumption to a normal year - what is it and how does it work? Statistics for energy use. Simulation of energy use. Standard values for household energy consumption, etc. Building envelope - assessment and finding weaknesses. Energy saving measures on building service systems. Energy consumption in bilding regulations. Assessment of heat pump installations. Assessment of the profitability of energy saving measures. Training on how to make energy certificates.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course students should have the skills needed to assess and describe a building´s energy performance and for making and reviewing energy declarations of buildings.

Course Disposition

The course will be given as classes, seminars and a project task

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Having started the course " - Buildings Energy Performance 1 - AF105V-” or the equivalent competence from an engineering education, for example, 7.5 credits in building technology.

Recommended prerequisites

Basics in natural sciences, or engineering on upper secondary level and knowledge in a buildings energy consumption for example learned by having started the course, Buildings energy performance 1;  AF105V.


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A number of documents and reports as the basis for implementing the EU Energy Directive in Sweden

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Project work and exam must be approved in order to pass the course

Other requirements for final grade

Project work and exam must be approved in order to pass the course

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AF106V

Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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