Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Building energetics

ENG-445

Lecturer(s) :

Foradini Flavio Alexandre Giuseppe
Gnansounou Edgard

Language:

English

Summary

The course presents the main methodological topics of energy management in the building by emphasizing on the thermal energy requirements for the the users' comfort. The technical installations are modelled as well. Finally the economic and environmental evaluation methods are presented.

Content

Introduction: Heat energy flows in buildings.
Heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation, steady state and transient conditions in the opaque and transparent elements of construction.
Thermal and visual Comfort: indoor/outdoor climate, parameters influencing the comfort, the equation of Fanger.
Insulation materials: principles and types of heat and acoustic insulators.
Humidity in the building: causes, consequences, migration of vapor, model of Glaser.
Heat generation and distribution: heating energy (electricity, gas, district heating, fuel oil, coal, wood, heat of the environment, solar energy) ' heating equipments (heat accumulators, boilers, heat exchangers, heat pumps) ' heat distribution and transfer.
Envelopes design: protection against humidity, noise; heat losses through walls and roofs.
Energy performance diagnosis: energy expenditure ratio, energy signature, heat insulation, airtightness, measurement of airflow, efficiency of heat generation.
Economic Optimization and choices of energy options: general methods of techno-economic optimization, free parameters and sizing criteria, the annual costs of the various options and the search for optimal configuration, interpretation of the results and final choices.
Case studies ' Computer aided design of envelopes and thermal equipments of buildings.

 

Keywords

Energy flows; building; energy efficiency; comfort; equipments; assessment; economy;environment

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Elementary physics

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Active participation from the students, with IT support and case study

Assessment methods

Group report on the case study : 40%

Written test on the theoretical bases : 60%

Resources

Bibliography

Polycopié + C.A. Roulet, Énergétique du bâtiment I et II, PPUR.

Notes/Handbook

Ressources en bibliothèque : Energétique du bâtiment / Roulet

Polycopiés : Energétique du bâtiment

In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Building energetics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Building energetics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Building energetics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Building energetics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Building energetics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Building energetics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13   CM4 
13-14    
14-15   CM4 
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
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  • Lecture in German