ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS

Course Information
TitleΕΝΕΡΓΕΙΑΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΑΠΟΔΟΣΗ ΚΤΙΡΙΩΝ / ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS
Code363
FacultyEngineering
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAgis Papadopoulos
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID20000373

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 25
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)955

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600130862
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
It is highly recommended that students should have taken the course in Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the building’s design principles and approach so that it can achieve the best possible energy performance, whilst it ensures high indoor environmental quality standards. This includes the integration of architectural design principles, of HVAC systems, if automation and controls, but also of the adaptation of the building to the local climate, topology and operational and habitual conditions. Students get acquainted with environmental assessment methods and tools and with measure to reduce the buildings' environmental footprint. Furthermore, the aspects of energy renovation and rehabilitation are particularly important, as the management of the existing building stock becomes a dominant issue.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The impact of buildings on nature: The effects of current designing, planning and construction practice. Introduction to energy efficient and bioclimatic design. Renewable energy sources in buildings: Passive and active solar systems, building integrated PVs, geothermal systems. Energy auditing and energy studies. Dynamic simulation of the building’s energy behaviour. Energy and environmental certification of buildings. Sustainability policies: The European and national legal framework, managing the building stock, setting aims for future developments.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
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
Description
PC and projector use. Communication with students by means of e-learning platform and emails. Use of computational tools to simulate the energy performance of buildings.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures260.9
Laboratory Work260.9
Fieldwork100.3
Reading Assigment301
Tutorial130.4
Project311.0
Written assigments100.3
Exams40.1
Total1505
Student Assessment
Description
Coursework and written exams, as announced in class and on the course's page on the e-learning platform. Coursework accounts for 50% of the final mark, provided the successful written exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μ. Παπαδόπουλος, Κ. Αξαρλή, Ενεργειακός Σχεδιασμός και Παθητικά Ηλιακά Συστήματα Κτιρίων, Εκδ.Κυριακίδης, 2015, ISBN - 978-960-599-019-0, Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο - 50662962
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις μαθήματος Building, Energy and the Environment, (Kosmopoulos P., ed.), 2008, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki Solar Thermal Technologies for Buildings - The state of the art, (Santamouris M. ed.), James and James, London, 2003, ISBN 1-902916-47-6 Energy Simulation in Building Design, Clarke J.A., Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001, ISBN 13: 978-0-7506-5082-3
Last Update
28-09-2018