ENG-445 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Licina Dusan, Sonta Andrew James

Language: English


Summary

The course presents the fundamentals of energy demand in buildings while emphasizing the need for the comfort and well-being of occupants. In addition, prioritizations and trade-offs between energy and comfort are discussed.

Content

Keywords

Energy demand; human comfort; indoor environmental quality; building envelope.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

  • Elementary building physics
  • General physics: thermodynamics PHYS-106
  • Fundamentals of indoor climate CIVIL-212
  • Urban thermodynamics CIVIL-309

Important concepts to start the course

  • Heat transfer, psychometrics
  • Human 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 demand in buildings
  • Assess / Evaluate interactions between comfort needs of occupants, building envelope and HVAC systems
  • Interpret indoor environmental quality standards
  • Use building energy simulation software to assess energy and comfort performance of buildings

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.

Teaching methods

Lecture presentations, group discussions, exercises

 

Assessment methods

2 x written tests on the course material: 50%+50%

 

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

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

 

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

  • Thermodynamics of comfort in buildings CIVIL-450
  • Indoor air quality and ventilation CIVIL-460

 

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • 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: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • 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: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • 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: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • 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: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • 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: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • 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: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • 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: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • 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: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • 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: Energy and comfort in buildings
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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