CIVIL-212 / 2 credits

Teacher: Licina Dusan

Language: English


Summary

Indoor climate is of great significance to our well-being. This course offers a fundamental knowledge of the parameters that influence indoor climate (air quality and thermal environment). It also gives an overview of building controls methods that contribute to more comfortable and safe spaces.

Content

Keywords

Building climate, indoor environmental quality, human comfort and productivity

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Building physics I-IV (AR-PHYS)

Important concepts to start the course

Indoor environmental quality, Human comfort, Building systems.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Discuss the impact of building design and operation on the quality of indoor environment, human health and comfort.
  • Identify control strategies that contribute to the improvement of building climate.
  • Report a project in groups and present the work in a report and in an oral presentation
  • Search for the contemporary literature on indoor climate topic

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.

Expected student activities

To participate in the classes, ask questions, engage in discussions and debates, pass the tests and complete the assignment.

Assessment methods

Midterm exam 30 pts

2nd Exam 30 pts

Course Project 40 pts

 

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Peer-reviewed papers and websites as it will be provided throughout the semester.

 

C-A Roulet. Santé et qualité de l'environnement intérieur dans les bâtiments.

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Fundamentals of indoor climate
  • Lecture: 1 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: Fundamentals of indoor climate
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9   GCA330 
9-10   GCA330 
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Thursday, 8h - 9h: Lecture GCA330

Thursday, 9h - 10h: Exercise, TP GCA330