Course Description: Sustainable Development and Energy Management in Buildings
Course Credits: 8.5 Credits includes:
- Lectures: 4.0 Credits
- Projects: 3.5 Credits, Group Base
- Case study 1.0 credit
- Examination (Summative assessments Formative assessment)
Teachers and Course Manager
Jafar Mahmoudi, PhD (Stockholm School of Energy)
Course administration for SSE_IRAN:
Monireh Noohian: firstname.lastname@example.org
The basic language will be in English/Persian (could be translated to other languages based on request- using Google Translator).
P1 (Week No. 34, 13-17 Aug 2022): 20 hours lectures as well as 20 hours and group work discussion supervised by Prof. Mahmoudi
P2 (Week No. 35, 26 Aug 2022): 3 hours written exam
P3 (Week No. 35- 45, 2022): 8 x 25 hours project works by participants under the Supervision by Prof. Mahmoudi:
P4 (Week No. 46, Nov 2022): Formative assessment: Deadline for Project report and PowerPoint submission: 14 Nov 2022
P5 (Week No. 47, 21-25 Nov): 20 hours lectures, as well as 20 hours case study of the smart and group work discussion,
P6 (Week No. 47, 26 Nov 2022): 8 hours examination including 3 hours written exam (Summative assessments) and 4 hours participant Project presentation continuation for Formative assessment
The purpose of this course
The objective is that the student after completion of the course shall be:
- Have a deep understanding of the construction of physical processes relating to the transfer of heat and moisture
- Be able to identify and analyze the simpler building physical problems.
- To set up an energy balance in a building and manage different methods with which the calculations and with the computer programs.
- Have sufficient knowledge to analyze the design principles of the construction and U-value through the wall of the inner and outer roof.
- To be able to evaluate an existing building savings potential for energy losses, rank of improvement measures and describe the consequences on the indoor climate, the risks of moisture damage and profitability calculations.
- User-adapted, smart building performance management
- High-Performance Energy HVAC installation and control
- Analysis tool of energy flows – optimized energy use in buildings
- Improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings
Course content and implementation
The theoretical part includes:
- Building physics functional requirements and problems
- Theory of heat
- Theory of moisture
- Heat and humidity calculations for Houses
- Building parts and connections
- Energy Audits for Buildings
- Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Control Systems
- Energy-Efficient Lighting Technologies and their Applications in the Commercial and Residential Sectors
- Zero Energy Buildings
- Passive Houses
- Sustainable Smart Low Energy Buildings
- Design and Simulation (Project)
Case study based on hand calculation and simulation.
In the case study, students drawing geometry, define the walls and ceilings, as well as calculating the U-value, energy balance and find the optimal solution for the energy consumption, indoor air quality and HVAC system (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). This will be an important part of the course as a whole.
The simulation is a mathematical modeling tools that help the student to solve complex mathematical equations around the Heat and Mass Transfer and energy balance. The students will need to be very skilled in this area.
By the end of the course the student to know and understand:
- Interpretation of the Drawings
- The Physics of the building (heater, air and moisture transfer)
- Buildings Technologies
- Energy Technologies
- Technologies for Indoor climate control
- Measuring and testing technology
- Energy rationalization measures
- Utility for Calculations
The course is conducted through lectures and computer base simulation. It contains an extensive work (case study). In addition to the scheduled lectures and project required self-study. The work with the case study is mainly carried out by means of self-studies and in group (up to a maximum of 4 students). Project Report on case study will be an important part of the final examinations.
- Practical house construction technology (PHBT) Kenneth Sandin, ISBN: 9789144048796.
- Practical building physics (PDB) Kenneth Sandin, ISBN: 9789144059914.
- Practical building physics trainee booklet (ÖPBF) Kenneth Sandin, ISBN: 9789144059891.
- Energy Management and Conservation Handbook, Frank Kreith, D. Yogi Goswam, ISBN: 9781420044294
- Energy Management Handbook, WAYNE C. TURNER, ISBN: 0-88173-361-x
- Lecture notes will be distributed in PDF format.
All books are available to buy from Student Literature AB. Older corresponding course books can be used.
- P2 (Week No. 35, 26 Aug 2022): 3 hours written exam
- P4: (Week No. 46, Nov 2022): Formative assessment: Deadline for Project report and PowerPoint submission: 14 Nov 2022
- P6: (Week No. 47, 26 Nov 2022): 8 hours examination including 3 hours written exam (Summative assessments) and 4 hours participant Project presentation continuation for Formative assessment
How the exam will be implemented:
- Written Examination (4.0 HP)
- Project: The examination form for project work (3.5 HP)
The exam and project reports from the case study. The project report should include:
- The geometry of the building
- The design of the building (Material, U-value).
- Energy Balance
- Environmental impact (indoor air quality)
- Action proposals for optimal solution based on the design, construction, HVAC installation, energy consumption and climate impacts (internal environment and the impact on the external environment).
- G Grade: Criteria for the grade “approved” (G), 60-80% of the total grade (100 p)
For the grade ‘approved’ requires that the student through surveys and case study should be able to produce basic knowledge of the building’s physical shape on the transfer of heat and moisture and to identify and analyze easier building physical problems. The student should be able to set up an energy balance in a building and be able to manage the different methods including calculations by hand and with computer programs. The student must also have knowledge of loads and design principles for building construction.
- VG Grade: Criteria for rating well approved” (VG), 80-100% of the total grade (100 p)
For rating ‘well approved’ requires that the student will be able to assess an existing building savings potential for energy losses, rank improvement measures and describe the consequences on the indoor climate, assess the risks for the Moisture damage and to be able to perform calculations of profitability.
- FX Grade: The criteria for “FX grade- Needs complementary work” (FX) 50-60% of the total grade (100 p)
Further work is required in order to meet the objectives of education and training.
- IG grade: The criteria for “Non-approved” (IG) 0-50% of the total grade (100 p)
The student shows the inadequate results in relation to the requirements for this course.