Environmental Assessment Methods and LCC Analysis

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based upon knowledge obtained at the 2nd semester or equivalent.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete the module:

  • Must have knowledge about the design philosophy and calculation methods which can be used to minimize 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, 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 Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis
  • Must have knowledge about Cost Optimization

Skills

Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to perform a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a building
  • Must be able to evaluate buildings by using assessment and certification methods for high performance buildings
  • Must be able to perform a Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis of a building
  • Must be able to automate basic cost optimisation

Competences

Students who complete the module:

  • 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 LCA, 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

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.

Exam

Exams

Name of examEnvironmental Assessment Methods and LCC Analysis
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtige vurderingsmetoder og LCC analyse
Module codeB-BED-K3-15
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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