ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE SOURCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide evaluation criteria for environmental, energy and economic sustainability.
Knowledge and ability to understand:
At the end of the course the student will have acquired knowledge on the physical phenomena at the base of the building heat losses to the environment and on the energy balance of the building.
The student will be able to perform energy analysis of the building, by using a certified commercial software.
Autonomy of judgment:
At the end of the learning process the student will have acquired tools to critically interpret the results of the automatic calculation procedure.
With reference to a building of low complexity, the student must possess the ability to highlight the main components of the energy balance, presenting in a clear and with language properties the details of the physical phenomenon and the results of the analysis performed.
To follow the course with profit, basic knowledge of Physics is required.
Course contents summary
Energy scenarios. Energy efficiency and energy saving. Renewable energy sources.
World and national energy scenarios. Energy vectors and energy efficiency.
Energy certification of buildings.
Energy balance of the building, transmission and ventilation losses, solar and internal heat gains.
Efficiency of heating plant: efficiency of generation, distribution, emission, regulation.
Use of renewable sources and their contribution to the energy balance of the building.
Classroom exercises using specific software.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam is based on an oral test that will focus on the topics discussed in the course and on the report presented. The correct and complete knowledge of the subject of examination and exposure property will be verified.
The vote shall be communicated immediately upon completion of the oral examination before its registration. Praise is given in case of achieving the highest score to which the disciplinary vocabulary is added.
Each student must perform the energy performance diagnosis of a building and must prepare a report that will be discussed during the assessment of learning.