Integrated Design of Buildings and Building Services


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge corresponding to 1st semester and knowledge gained in the modules Stochastic Modelling and Design Optimisation, Integrated Building Energy Design and Environmental Assessment Methods and Life Cycle Cost Analysis or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about basic architectural design methodology, the integrated design process and integrated building concepts
  • Must have knowledge on choice of passive energy technologies in relation to indoor environment and building services
  • Must be able to understand the interplay between microclimate, buildings and their services
  • Must be able to understand the interplay between sustainable energy system, building energy demand and renewable energy production
  • Must have knowledge of stochastic performance modeling of buildings


  • Must be able to apply and combine design methods for passive energy technologies
  • Must be able to apply and combine design methods for energy efficient building design
  • Must be able to apply, combine and evaluate advanced methods for analysis of the interplay between energy systems, architectural concepts, building design, building use, outdoor climate and HVAC systems
  • Must be able to evaluate building energy performance and assess their robustness through sensitivity and uncertainty analyses


  • Must be able to apply proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation of problems and solutions within integrated design of buildings and building services.
  • Must be able to handle complex and research-oriented cases related to development of low-energy, energy-neutral and energy-producing buildings
  • Must be able to take part in a professional and interdisciplinary collaboration on design of integrated building and energy concepts
  • Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in a project report
  • Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within the problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the project work

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examIntegrated Design of Buildings and Building Services
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Individual oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleIntegreret design af bygninger og bygningsinstallationer
Module codeB-IE-K2-5
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science