Low Energy Houses
FAST-AH052Acad. year: 2020/2021
In this course student obtains knowledge in designing of low-energy structures with utilization of passive components of solar systems. Student acquaints with utilization of active solar systems, e.g. renewables. On example of specific disposition does evaluation of family house or residential house and its adaptation onto low-energy house, with calculations of heat energy consumption in heating period, determination of energy savings, calculation of heating costs and rough calculation of economic data, it is return of investments needs for thermal insulation.
Institute of Building Structures (PST)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Student will design and evaluate the building, which fulfil criteria for low-energy or passive house. Including evaluation of critical details.
ČSN 73 0540 - 1-4 "Thermal Protection of Building". Law No. 406/2000 "About Energy Conservation". Ordinance No. 291/2001 "Details of effectiveness using energy at energy consumption in buildings".
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Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1.-4. Ground plans, vertical sections of structure. Elaboration of thermal specifications, including energy consumption.
5.-6. Elaboration of energy card of the structure.
7.-9. Design of thermal insulation of the structure (wall, roof, floor, windows)
10.-11. Calculation of energy consumption.
12.-13. Comparison of original and new state of the structure, economic comparison.
On specific task acquaints students with design methods and evaluation of the structure, which fulfil criteria for low-energy or passive house.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
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