Course detail

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".


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.-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

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

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer