EVALUATION OF BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The module aims to acquire applicative skills in the assessment of energy requirements of buildings. At the end of the course the student will know the main issues of building energy requirements regulations and the main tools for assessing the energy performance of buildings.
The student should be able to face a study aimed at evaluating the enegetic performance of buildings.
Autonomy of judgment:
The student must have the tools to critically evaluate design solutions for improving the energy performance of buildings.
The student must have the ability to clearly and with language ownership the procedure adopted in the assessment of the enegetic performance of the buildings in the light of the standard regualtion requirements.
The course requires basic skills of Applied Physics and Heat Transfer.
Course contents summary
The module addresses application issues as part of the energy requirements of buildings.
Introduction to the regulatory framework for energy certification of buildings.
Technical Physics: Heat Transfer, Transmittance, Psychrometric Transformations, Surface and Interstitial Condensation
Minimum energy performance requirements for buildings and installations.
Classification of buildings
ASHRAE GreenGuide: The Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings
The module (10 hours) consists of two 4-hour frontal lessons in which the national and regional regulations on energy requirements for buildings are introduced. Lessons are completed by the presentation of case studies (2 hours).
Assessment methods and criteria
The final exam consists of the discussion of an individual project work coordinate with the other teachres of the course.