Energy-Saving Design in Buildings

Course Information
TitleΕΝΕΡΓΕΙΑΚΟΣ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ ΚΤΙΡΙΩΝ / Energy-Saving Design in Buildings
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000171

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 93
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΕ1700Theodoros Theodosiou, Aikaterini Tsikaloudaki
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion, students are expected to understand the nature and parameters of the thermal & energy budget of a building, and to relate this knowledge to all building construction studies. At the end, students are expected to provide optimum building design solutions of high energy performance.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Climate, energy and buildings: The role of climate parameters. History of energy demand in buildings. The problem of energy resources. Energy and thermal balance of buildings: Parameters of thermal balance, thermal comfort conditions, heating and cooling energy demand. Heat flows in building shell. Energy gains and losses. Management of thermal flows, the role of thermal mass. Shading of buildings. Principles of energy conscious design of buildings. Microclimatic conditions, orientation, building use, conventional and advanced materials and systems for energy conservation. Passive Solar Heating systems, Systems and techniques for natural cooling. Advances building energy simulation methodologies.
Energy and buildings, Passive solar systems, Energy conservation in buildings, Natural cooling of buildings,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment90.3
Student Assessment
Evaluation process includes written examinations during the examination period. Examples on the examination frame is given at the beginning and at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
- Ενεργειακός Σχεδιασμός Κτιρίων, Θ.Θεοδοσίου, Πανεπιστημιακές σημειώσεις (σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή) - Διαφάνειες παρουσιάσεων σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή (elearning)
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