AF2509 Indoor Environmental Quality - Occupant Satisfaction and Building Performance 7.5 credits

Inomhusklimat - kundnöjdhet och byggnadsprestanda

The course aims at providing a sound understanding of the significance of indoor environmental quality for the well-being and performance of occupants, the methodologies for assessing and evaluating measured/perceived indoor environmental quality, as well as the inter-relationships between customer/occupant satisfaction and overall building performance (energy efficiency/quality, cost efficiency and environmental impact) in different categories of buildings, including high-performing buildings and special environments.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Upon successful course completion, students are intended to have gained a sound understanding of the folowing aspects of indoor environmental quality and building performance in different categories of buildings:

•                    Impacts of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) on occupant satisfaction and performance

•                    Impact of building construction/design on IEQ (bioclimatic design)

•                    IEQ criteria and system choice in retrofitting and new construction

•                    IEQ and building economy

•                    IEQ and energy efficiency/quality in buildings

•                    IEQ and environmental impact of buildings

•                    Impact of occupant behavior on IEQ and building performance

•                    Technologies and methodologies for measuring and evaluating IEQ (thermal comfort, indoor air quality, lighting and acoustic conditions) in different categories of buildings

•                    Assessment of perceived IEQ, development and implementation of IEQ questionnaire studies

•                    Integrated assessment of building performance (inter-relationships between customer satisfaction/performance, energy efficiency/quality, economic efficiency and environmental impact)

•                    Visualization of IEQ andbuildingperformance

•                    IEQ in high-performing buildings (passive, near-zero-energy and positive energy buildings)

•                   IEQ in special environments (health-care facilities, schools, vehicles/airplanes, special industrial settings)

Intended learning outcomes *

The course aims at providing a sound understanding of the significance of indoor environmental quality for the well-being and performance of occupants, the methodologies for assessing and evaluating measured/perceived indoor environmental quality, as well as the inter-relationships between customer/occupant satisfaction and overall building performance (energy efficiency/quality, cost efficiency and environmental impact) in different categories of buildings, including high-performing buildings and special environments.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Bachelor exam "Samhällsbyggnad" or equivalent, e.g. "Högskoleingenjör" in Building Construction

Recommended prerequisites

AF1402 Building Physics, AF1002 Buildings and Civil Engineering Structures

Equipment

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Literature

Föreläsningsspecifika särtryck

Litteraturen kan komma att kompletteras under kursens gång

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

PRO1-Project assignment; 4,5 ECTS; Grade scale A-F

TEN1 - Written exam; 3 ECTS; Grade scale A-F

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed in PRO1 and TEN1

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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Examiner

Ivo Martinac

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 AF2509

Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Ivo Martinac, ivo.martinac@byv.kth.se

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.