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: 41
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)955

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600171013
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
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 high energy and environmental performance, whilst it ensures high indoor environmental quality conditions. By having accomplished the course, students will be able to integrate the design principles of HVAC systems, of automation and controls, but also of the adaptation of the building to the climate, the microclimate, the topology and operational and habitual conditions. Students will hence be acquainted with: (a) energy performance design and assessment methods and tools, as well as with measures to improve the efficiency of new and existing buildings (b) environmental assessment methods and tools, along with measures to reduce the buildings' environmental footprint (c) strategies to manage the existing building stock towards a sustainable urban environment and the application of circular economy principles.
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
07-10-2020