Advanced Integrated Design II: Green Building Strategies with Focus on Energy and Emission Assessment


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to introduce students to extended low-energy and low emission design strategies and principles of sustainability evaluation/green building assessment methods. This with the aim to further train a holistic and integrated design thinking, but also to enable students to develop, adjust/optimize and document the performance of buildings during the design process. As part hereof, to train students in using relevant digital tools for quick analysis and data simulation in the early design phases to support a creative-iterative and explorative integrated design process.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of principles in green building assessment methods and the political strategy/legislation at national and international level for climate mitigation and adaptation in the building sector.

  • Must have knowledge of energy optimisation of buildings.

  • Must have knowledge of intelligent and dynamic climate shields.

  • Must have knowledge of relevant digital tools for implementation of data analysis and data simulation related to low-energy and low emission building design in the design process.


  • Must be able to choose and apply relevant green building assessment principles, and discuss the interplay between building design, building use and outdoor climate.

  • Must be able to choose, apply, and evaluate low-energy and low emission concepts as part of the design process, as well as discuss indoor environmental systems and technologies.

  • Must be able to use relevant digital tools to simulate and analyse the dynamic behaviour of a building, regarding indoor environment and energy use, taking all relevant parameters into account during the design process.


  • Can independently discuss and reflect on the principles of green building assessment as a design driver.

  • Can manage and use a professional and interdisciplinary approach to the design of low-energy and low emission buildings with architectural quality.

  • Can choose and evaluate proper modelling of single zone and multi-zone buildings and discuss inherent model limitations.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of § 17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examAdvanced Integrated Design II: Green Building Strategies with Focus on Energy and Emission Assessment
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
Without aids
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 titleUdvidet integreret design II: Bæredygtighedsevaluering og designstrategier med fokus på energi og klimapåvirkning
Module codeAODAM1K202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design