Zero Energy Buildings

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to enable students in a professional way to develop and document Zero Energy Buildings using both passive and active energy technologies.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of the political strategy at national as well as international level for saving energy in the building sector
  • Must have knowledge of energy optimisation of existing buildings
  • Must have knowledge of intelligent and dynamic climate shields
  • Must have knowledge of active energy technologies

Skills

  • Must be able to apply indoor environmental systems and technologies
  • Must be able to analyse, simulate and apply passive energy technologies in buildings
  • Must be able to simulate and analyse the dynamic behavior of a building regarding indoor environment and energy use taking all relevant parameters into account
  • Must be able to apply advanced mathematical models to the analysis of passive energy technologies and the interplay between building design, building use and outdoor climate

Competences

  • Can discuss and reflect on the influence of the chosen indoor environmental level on the buildings total energy use
  • Can use a professional and interdisciplinary approach to the design of zero energy building
  • Can use a professional and interdisciplinary approach to energy optimisation of existing buildings
  • Can choose proper modeling of single zone and multi-zone buildings and discuss inherent model limitations

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.

Exam

Exams

Name of examZero Energy Buildings
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre stated in the Joint Program Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleEnergineutralt byggeri
Module codeAODATM1K171
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design