Skip to main content

Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus F1D5303 (Spring 2018–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The fundamentals of indoor environmental management and quality control are discussed in the context of:

  • User/occupant needs, well-being and satisfaction in indoor environments
  • Indoor air quality
  • Thermal comfort
  • Lighting quality (including daylighting)
  • Quality of the acoustic environment
  • Load and energy calculations
  • HVAC design and operation

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of this course is to provide a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of indoor environmental management and quality control in buildings with key focus on issues related to indoor air quality, thermal comfort, lighting quality, quality of the acoustic environment, user well-being and satisfaction, as well as user productivity. Relevant issues are discussed with the over-arching goal of achieving high indoor environmental quality and user satisfaction, high energy efficiency, as well as optimal overall building performance.

Course Disposition

No information inserted

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Master of Science in Civil and Architectural Engineering or similar, with an undergraduate course in indoor environment/energy systems/building services technologies or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted


No information inserted


The course literature is specified before each course offering and disclosed in the course program.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale



No information inserted

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.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted


Profile picture Ivo Martinac

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

No information inserted

Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study

No information inserted

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted


Ivo Martinac (

Supplementary information

This course has been discontinued and replaced with FAF3503 Climate Technology, Fundamentals 7.5 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainable Buildings