ENG-445 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Khovalyg Dolaana, Licina Dusan

Language: English


Summary

The course presents the fundamentals of energy management in buildings while emphasizing the need for human comfort. The learning is supported by building energy modeling of a case study building which offers an opportunity to understand trade-offs between energy and comfort.

Content

Keywords

Energy demand; human comfort; indoor environmental quality; building energy modeling, HVAC and building envelope

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Elementary building physics

Important concepts to start the course

• Heat transfer
• Comfort and indoor climate
• Energy demand in buildings

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Estimate heat flows and energy use in buildings
  • Interpret interactions between comfort needs of occupants, building envelope and HVAC systems
  • Interpret indoor environmental quality standards
  • Complete basic building energy simulation software operations

Transversal skills

  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

Lecture presentations, group discussions, project work and exercises

Assessment methods

Group work on the case study: 40%
Two written tests on the theoretical bases: 60% (35+25)

Resources

Bibliography

• Lecture notes (primary source)
• Y. A. Çengel; A. J. Ghajar, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and
Applications. McGraw Hill Education, 5th edition
• Edward Allen. How Buildings Work: The natural Order of Architecture, 3rd ed.
• ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, 2018
• Claude-Alain Roulet. Energétique du bâtiment - Tome 1 and 2. PPUR.
• Different building standards such as ISO 17772, ISO 6946, ASHRAE 55,
ASHRAE 62.1, SIA 380/1, SIA 2024.
• Peer-reviewed papers and websites – it will be provided throughout the
semester.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Ressources en bibliothèque : Energétique du bâtiment / Roulet

Polycopiés : Energétique du bâtiment

Prerequisite for

"Le contenu de cette fiche de cours est susceptible d'être modifié en raison du covid-19"

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Building energetics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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