Environmental Control of Livestock Buildings and Greenhouses

Course Information
TitleΕΛΕΓΧΟΣ-ΡΥΘΜΙΣΗ ΠΕΡ/ΝΤΟΣ ΚΤΗΝ/ΚΩΝ ΚΑΤ/ΒΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΡΜ/ΩΝ / Environmental Control of Livestock Buildings and Greenhouses
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000879

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will : 1. know the basic heat transfer modes in the livestocks and greenhouses. 2. become aware of their environmental parameters and energy needs in order to be able to intervene ensuring an appropriate internal environment.
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 teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Physiology of energy exchanges between the livestock and thermal microenvironment. Influence of ambient temperature. Models for determining the heat produced in the thermoneutral zone and lower critical temperature livestock. Method of calculation of the energy needs by vapor balance and the required ventilation. Agro-climatic zones in Greece. Thermal greenhouses needs. Heat transfer modes αpplicatios in the livestocks and greenhouses. Problem solving.
Greenhouse, livestock, energy needs
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 Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint, lab exercises
Course Organization
Written assigments90
Student Assessment
80% Written exams 20% Written assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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