Integrated Building Energy Design


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


Students who complete the module:

  • Must have knowledge about the integrated design process
  • Must have knowledge about integrated building concepts
  • Must have knowledge of basic architectural design methodology
  • Must have knowledge of methods for energy efficient building design
  • Must have knowledge of passive energy technologies
  • Must be able to understand the microclimate around buildings
  • Must be able to understand the interplay between microclimate and buildings
  • Must be able to describe the calculation methods related to airflow and pressure distribution around buildings
  • Must be able to explain the wind and bouyancy driven flows in single zone modelling
  • Describe the mathematical models for multizone modelling


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to apply basic design methods for passive energy technologies
  • Must be able to apply advanced methods for analysis of the interplay between building design, building use and outdoor climate
  • Must be able to simulate and analyze the natural airflow of a single zone and a multizone building


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to choose proper modelling of natural and hybrid ventilation in single zone and multizone buildings and discuss inherent model limitations
  • Must be able to discuss and reflect on the prospects and limitations of integrated building energy design

Type of instruction

Lectures and exercises in groups supplemented with e.g. workshops, presentation seminars and more.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examIntegrated Building Energy Design
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 titleIntegreret energidesign af bygninger
Module codeB-BED-K3-17
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
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