Building Commissioning Operation and Environmental Impact


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 building Commissioning Operation and Environmental impact
  • 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, building services and running cost
  • Must be able to understand the interplay between microclimate, buildings and operation of their services
  • Must be able to understand the interplay between sustainable energy system, building energy demand and renewable energy production


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to apply and combine design methods for energy efficient building design and operation
  • 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 design a building with focus on operation and reduced running cost


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 optimise the operation of buildings based on measurement and analysis of the performance of the building
  • Must be able to handle complex and research-oriented cases related to development of and running energy efficient buildings
  • 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

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision possibly supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 15 ECTS which is corresponding to 450 hours of study.



Name of examBuilding Commissioning Operation and Environmental Impact
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
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 titleBygningens ibrugtagning drift og miljøpåvirkning
Module codeB-BED-K3-9
Module typeProject
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