AF2511 Building Service Technologies and Systems, Applied Course 7.5 credits

Installationstekniska system, tillämpad kurs

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • User- and application-adapted lighting technologies (including daylight optimization) and lighting quality in buildings
  • Building acoustics and acoustic comfort in buildings
  • Building automation and control technologies
  • Impact of building service and energy systems on profitability
  • Building service and energy system design for high-performance buildings (such as passive, near-zero-energy and positive energy buildings)
  • Methods and tools for evaluating and visualising the indoor climate and energy performance of buildings
  • Use of simulation tools (e g IDA ICE) for evaluating the indoor climate and energy performance of buildings in relation to certification schemes such as LEED, BREEAM and Miljöbyggnad.

Intended learning outcomes *

The main goal for this course is to create an understanding at system level around the relationships between indoor climate, occupant satisfaction, building energy performance, environmental impact and building economy (profitability).

On completion of the course, students are expected to:

  • Be able to explain how thermal comfort, air quality, lighting quality and acoustic quality influence the overall perceived comfort and productivity of users.
  • Be able to analyse and explain the relationships between the indoor climate, energy efficiency, environmental impact and profitability of buildings.
  • Have a good understanding of advanced building service and energy systems for high-performance buildings (such as passive, near-zero-energy and positive energy buildings)
  • Evaluate the indoor climate and energy performance of buildings by means of advanced simulation tools.
  • Explore by means of advanced simulation tools the indoor climate and energy performance of buildings in relation to building certification schemes such as LEED, BREEAM and Miljöbyggnad.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

AF2508 Building Service Technologies and Systems or equivalent course

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Kreider, J. F. et al.: Heating and Cooling of Buildings- Design left Energy Efficiency; (loan copy are provided to all course participants)

Supplementary subject-specific reprints (is provided in connection with lectures/exercises)

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project Assignment, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 2.5 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.

The project (PRO1) aims at assessing the quality of the indoor climate end energy performance of an existing building according to building certification schemes such as LEED, BREEAM and Miljöbyggnad, and suggesting measures expected to result in better overall efficiency and a higher certification level.

The course includes study visits at leading companies/industries within the domain of building service and energy systems and site visits to high-performance buildings.

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed components 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

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Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Sasan Sadrizadeh sasan.sadrizadeh@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.