Intended learning outcomes *
The aim of the course is to introduce the students to selected important subjects in the area of energy utilization in the built environment close to the research frontier. A second aim is to widen the students´ knowledge in the area compared to previous courses within the Master’s program in Sustainable Energy Engineering.
After the course the student should:
· Be able to calculate energy losses from buildings, and to design buildings so as to minimize these losses.
· Be able to use passive design techniques to decrease the energy demand in buildings.
· Be able to describe different types of benchmarking, energy auditing, environmental assessment systems and energy certification of buildings.
· Be able to describe distributed generation systems for the built environment
· Be able to predict sound propagation in buildings and to design buildings to avoid noise
· Be able to use existing energy labeling of products in the built environment in the choice of components
· Be able to predict the result of a change in the boundary conditions of a vapor compression cycle for heat pumping applications.
· Be able to use tools for predicting performance of vapor compression cycles using refrigerant mixtures
· Be able to perform calculations on absorption refrigeration systems
· Be able to describe the principles behind acoustic and magnetic refrigeration cycles.
· Be able to describe international and European rules and regulations concerning refrigerant use
· Be able to design vapor compression systems in accordance with European rules and regulations
· Be able to describe the special characteristics and necessary precautions when designing for environmentally benign refrigerants
· Be able to describe the use of free cooling and district cooling
· Be able to describe methods of storing heat and cold for the purpose of minimizing the use of prime energy.