Integrated Design of Buildings and Building Services

2022/2023

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

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete the module:

  • 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

Skills

Students who complete the module:

  • 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

Competences

Students who complete the module:

  • 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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR PROBLEM BASED LEARNING

  • Must be able to assess problemsolving
  • Must be able to assess teamwork/team composition
  • Must be able to understand and explain what process analysis is
  • Must be able to assess impact assessment 

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.

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam.

Exams

Name of examIntegrated Design of Buildings and Building Services
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
ECTS15
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 titleIntegreret design af bygninger og bygningsinstallationer
Module codeB-IE-K2-9
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
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