Environmental Assessment Methods and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objective:    

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge about the design philosophy and calculation methods for minimizing the environmental impact of a building throughout its life cycle
  • Must have knowledge about the energy and environmental assessment of buildings including material production and transportation, building construction, operation, refurbishment, recycling, demolition and removal
  • Must have knowledge about sustainable technologies and environmental design concepts
  • Must have knowledge about assessment and certification methods for high performance buildings
  • Must have knowledge about LCC analysis
  • Must have knowledge about Cost Optimization

Skills

  • Must be able to perform a Life Cycle Assessment a building
  • Must be able to evaluate buildings by using assessment and certification methods for high performance buildings
  • Must be able to perform a LCC analysis
  • Must be able to automate basic cost optimization

Competences

  • Must be able to discuss and reflect on the prospects and limitations of Environmental Assessment Methods and Tools
  • Can evaluate methodologies of building certification methods
  • Must be able to evaluate and choose between different building designs based on LCC Analysis and Cost Optimization
  • Must be able to discuss and reflect on the prospects and limitations of LCC Analysis and Cost Optimization

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.



Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examEnvironmental Assessment Methods and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtige vurderingsmetoder og LCC analyse
Module codeB-IE-K2-8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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