Course contents *
Upon successful course completion, students are intended to have gained a sound understanding of the folowing aspects of building service components and systems, as well as related building services:
• Customer needs/requirements (indoor air quality, thermal comfort, lighting, domestic hot water etc) in different categories of buildings
• Air flows and thermal processes in buildings
• Component selection and system integration (heating/cooling, domestic hot water preparation, ventilation, lighting, etc.)
• System boundaries selection and system optimization in retrofitting and new construction (from singular buildings to building clusters/precincts)
• Low-exergy systems and renewable energy technologies
• Energy-efficiency and energy quality management in buildings
• Control systems and technologies
• Operational safety/reliability and sustainability
• BIM-based applications for building services
• Service quality, performance assessment and customer value
Intended learning outcomes *
The course aims at providing a sound understanding of key building service components and systems, as well as their function and performance in different types of buildings, including high-performing buildings (passive, near-zero-energy and positive energy buildings).
Special emphasis is placed on the inter-relationships between service quality, operational safety/reliability and sustainability of complex building service systems, with particular focus on energy-/resource- and cost-efficiency, as well as environmental compatibility.