Building Heat, Moisture and Energy Modelling


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must have knowledge of heat balance of buildings
  • Must be able to understand heat and moisture transfer in the building envelope
  • Must be able to account for the hygro thermal functional demands regarding materials and constructions used in the building envelope
  • Must have knowledge of calculation methodology for building energy use
  • Must have knowledge of legislation requirements regarding building energy use
  • Must have knowledge of numerical solutions of mathematical problems


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to set up hygro thermal functional requirements regarding the building envelope and materials
  • Must be able to size the building envelope according to hygro thermal functional demands
  • Must be able to conduct a blower door test of a building
  • Must be able to set up a steady state heat balance for a building including in and external loads
  • Must be able to document the building energy requirements using appropriate methods
  • Must be able to perform dynamic simulation of heat flows in building using building energy simulation tools


Students who complete the module:

  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems
  • Must be able to apply proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation of problems and solutions within sizing the building envelope
  • Must be able to qualitative quantify the importance of boundary condition, user behaviour and detail level of mathematical models to estimate energy use and indoor environment
  • Must be able to discus and evaluate the preconditions and results of building energy use

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.



Name of examBuilding Heat, Moisture and Energy Modelling
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleEnergisimulering af bygninger
Module codeB-BED-K1-9
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Building Energy Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science