Course detail

Low Energy Houses

FAST-CH007Acad. year: 2018/2019

Designing of low-energy houses with the use of passive solar systems. An introduction to the utilization of active solar systems and renewable energy sources. Students will be given a general layout of a family or residential house to adjust and design a low-energy or a passive house. The balance of energy losses and gains will be calculated for the heating period as well as energy savings, heating expenses and rough calculation of the economic indexes.

Department

Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Acquiring the correct way to design and evaluation facility that meets the criteria of a low-energy, passive or zero house on the project of building.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the thermal protection of buildings, knowledge of the basic physical quantities and thermal properties of building materials.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance, active approach, presentations and written tests.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Principles of low-energy buildings
2. Design fundamentals of a low-energy house and its thermal balance
3. Thermal insulation design of a building (wall, roof, floor, windows)
4. Ventilation, heating and air-tightness of a building
5. Thermal joints of constructions (foundations, floor, corner, jamb and cap)
6. Computer programmes and simulations of the annual heat and cold consumption
7. Void infill elements for low-energy houses
8. Economic and utility assessment of low-energy buildings
9. An excursion to a low-energy house
10. Energy legislation

Aims

To master correct designing and evaluation of a building as a low-energy, passive or the zero-energy house.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Principles of low-energy buildings
2. Design fundamentals of a low-energy house and its thermal balance
3. Thermal insulation design of a building (wall, roof, floor, windows)
4. Ventilation, heating and air-tightness of a building
5. Thermal joints of constructions (foundations, floor, corner, jamb and cap)
6. Computer programmes and simulations of the annual heat and cold consumption
7. Void infill elements for low-energy houses
8. Economic and utility assessment of low-energy buildings
9. An excursion to a low-energy house
10. Energy legislation

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Principles of low-energy buildings
2. Design fundamentals of a low-energy house and its thermal balance
3. Thermal insulation design of a building (wall, roof, floor, windows)
4. Ventilation, heating and air-tightness of a building
5. Thermal joints of constructions (foundations, floor, corner, jamb and cap)
6. Computer programmes and simulations of the annual heat and cold consumption
7. Void infill elements for low-energy houses
8. Economic and utility assessment of low-energy buildings
9. An excursion to a low-energy house
10. Energy legislation

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