Course detail

Energy Resources

FAST-XT001Acad. year: 2019/2020

Energy sources problems. Energy needs of buildings and energy conception of buildings. Production and distribution of electric energy, production and distribution of heat and cold, gas supply. Utilization of renewable energy sources. Regulations for energy management, the energy certificate, energy audits of buildings.


Institute of Building Services (TZB)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Basic knowledge of thermal engineering. Basics knowledge of heating systems and water supply for buildings.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Energy sources found on Earth (non-renewable energy, renewable energy, primary energy, fuel)
2. Energy conception of buildings (heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, hot water)
3. Simplified determination of energy consumption in buildings
4. Production and distribution of electrical energy, electricity grid, electrical connections
5. Production of electricity from renewable sources – photovoltaic power plant
6. Supply of fuel gas, types of fuel gases and their sources, storages, distribution (including connections)
7. District heating - heat source. Ecological aspects of combustion processes
8. District heating - heat and transfer stations (including connections)
9. Application of renewable energy for heating and production of hot water
10. Production of cold in buildings, district cooling
11. The spatial arrangement of utilities. Collectors for piping distribution.
12. Energy certificate of building
13. Energy audit of building


Not applicable.

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-MI Master's

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

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer