Coursebooks

Fundamentals of indoor climate

CIVIL-212

Lecturer(s) :

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

Theory lectures: Introduction to topics that are fundamental to building climate, such as: Human and the physical environment, indoor environmental quality, pillars of healthy buildings, human productivity and health risks, indoor air quality, thermal environment, thermal comfort, human behavior, building HVAC systems, types of ventilation, room air distribution, indoor environment and energy, existing standards and guidelines for indoor environment, measurement methods and instruments, green building guidelines.

 

Group assignment: Through the course project, the students will be able to deepen their familiarity on contemporary indoor climate issues and their effect on human’s health and comfort. The student will work in groups on an assignment of specific topic which will be presented in two ways: 1) oral presentation through PPT slides that will be accompanied by feedback session by peers and the teacher, where the students will discuss the topics and lessons learnt; and 2) via blog post that will be published at the teacher’s laboratory website.

NOTE: Course assignment is altered from the original content due to COVID-19 restrictions. The original course project involves a short physical measurements, basic data analysis and interpretation, and a group oral presentation.

Keywords

Building climate, indoor environmental quality, human comfort and productivity

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

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:

Transversal skills

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 – it will be provided throughout the semester.

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

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
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Fundamentals of indoor climate
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Passerelle HES - GC, 2020-2021, Autumn semester
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      2
    • 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     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German