Building Ventilation, Heating and Cooling


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based upon knowledge obtained at the 1st semester or equivalent.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to understand the principles and theories behind planning of HVAC systems
  • Must be able to apply methods to analyse the interplay between the indoor environment energy use and HVAC systems
  • Must have knowledge of economic calculation of profitability including overall economy consequences of indoor related productivity changes
  • Must have knowledge of key standards within building information modelling in the field of HVAC systems


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to apply proper terminology
  • Must be able to set up functional demands to the indoor environment and HVAC systems of a building
  • Must be able to measure the indoor environmental quality and energy consumption of a building and its systems
  • Must be able to design the HVAC systems based on an overall consideration to ensure fulfilment of the building code
  • Must be able to analyse the building to minimize the energy use by optimizing the HVAC systems and indoor environment level
  • Must be able to analyse the financial profitability of the HVAC solution and the entire building design
  • Must be able to use BIM in designing and quality assurance of the HVAC systems


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to size the indoor environment and HVAC system of a building
  • Must be able to argue for the chosen HVAC system in relation to the level of indoor environment to all parties in the building sector
  • 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 possibly supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 15 ECTS which is corresponding to 450 hours of study.



Name of examBuilding Ventilation, Heating and Cooling
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBygningens ventilation og installationer
Module codeB-BED-K2-5
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science