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Module Code: ARC401
Module Title: Integration of Energy Strategies in the Design of Buildings
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
To develop the necessary skills to analyze and design in an integrated manner utilizing strategies for energy saving systems in Buildings

To develop the theoretical knowledge in the area of energy consumption in Buildings

To develop the theoretical knowledge the different energy profiles in different building types, housing,Commercial, Public Buildings, Hospitals etc

To develop an understanding of the structural assessment of Energy rating systems like LEEDS,BREEAM,PassivHaus, the differences in the levels of ratings and underlying policies

To develop an understanding of interplay and energy balance between ventilation, insulation, function, occupant satisfaction and airconditioning in buildings

To develop theoretical and practical knowledge of energy production systems in Buildings

To develop theoretical and practial knowledge of energy demand reduction in Buidlings

To classify energy demands accoding to function in Buildings (electricity consumption, heating, mechanical systems for ventilation or movement etc)
Learning outcomes 
A. Synthesize theoretical and practical issues related to the integration of passive and active energy systems in buildings and develop appropriate strategies for their integration.

B. Present theoretical knowledge of Sustainability Rating Systems (LEED, BREEAM, etc)

C. Argue analytical knowledge of appropriate selection of materials for buildings and energy systems of buildings in an integrated manner.

D. Analyze and present the impact that energy systems have in the lifecycle of buildings

E. Argue and calculate energy demands stemming from functions in buildings.

F. Integrate active energy systems in new and existing buildings.

Method of teaching and learning 
Series of Lectures and seminars where strategies and examples are presented discussed and analyzed. Site visits to buildings where energy systems play a crucial role, along with guest lectures by experienced (external) professionals in the field. Also examples specific to strategies using software will be demonstrated
Students are required to write a proposal and report for integration of passive and active energy systems in a specific building. The report should focus on energy consumption reduction, energy production and energy lifecycle management in the building.

Week1 Introduction to Energy demands, consumption and production in Buildings

Week2 LEEDS, BREEAM, PassivHaus, Similarities and Differences

Week3 Passive energy systems in buildings

Week4 Active Energy Systems in Buildings (Photovoltaics, Geothermal, small wind turbines)

Week5 Impact of materials in Energy consumption (Thermal Insulation etc)

Week6 Impact of active energy systems in Building design (Deep Sections and Plans, system integration issues, scheduling etc)

Week7 State Policies in sustainability in Buildings

Week8 Energy models in Building Design

Week9 Design of energy models, data acquisition and integration, international climate databases

Week10 design of Energy models, Building types and rating systems

Week11 Design of Energy models, energy retrofit of existing Buildings

Week12 Special software issues in energy models
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26   13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Interim Coursework Report 35.00
2 Final Coursework Report 65.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/2/2020 4:55:41 AM