ENERGY-EFFICIENT DESIGN FOR BUILDINGS AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- know the contextual design process with particular
reference to the Architecture-City relationship (see Contents field);
- analyze and understand the relationship between Architecture and City in
particularly in the experience of the Italian and European city (1st descriptor of
- apply the skills acquired as part of the project
architecture and city in reference to the Contents (2nd descriptor of
- acquire a necessary and indispensable autonomy of critical judgment
(or self-criticism) on the architectural project declined with respect to the themes
specifics described in the Contents (3rd Dublin descriptor);
- enhance communication skills within the project of
architecture and cities in particular with respect to the indications described in
Contents (4th, 5th Dublin Descriptor).
Course contents summary
The energy module for architecture and the sustainable city will be applied to the project of
In the context of sustainability, the topic of energy is discussed as it involves the use of raw materials, the depletion of which affects future generations, and also involves harmful emissions that impact on climate change.
The general objectives of this module are, therefore, the reduction of the builgind energy consumption, the increase of the HVAC efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.
Robert McDowall. Fundamentals of HVAC Systems. Elsevier Science,
Further bibliographical information will be provided during the course.
The teaching activities will be conducted privileging modalities of
active learning alternating with lectures, case studies and seminars.
Assessment methods and criteria
The course provides for the verification of learning through assessment of the project intended as a synthesis of the knowledge and skills of the
student to apply them. Any other exercises and/or insights
(Ex-Tempore/research/case study) will be evaluated during the year.
The final oral exam consists of an individual interview through the which knowledge and understanding will occur
criticism of built architecture (1st Dublin descriptor) in relation to project. Communication skills will also be tested in the interview
and learning/reasoning, the clarity of the presentation e
the use of the specific terminology of the discipline (4th, 5th descriptor of
Dublin). The ability to apply knowledge will be tested
through the project documents.
During the final exam, in the case of design/exercise of
group, it is necessary for each member of the group to master everything the exercise in its entirety as well as explicit the parts it has personally cared for.