Course detail

Fundamentals Designing of Ecological Buildings

FA-NESCompulsory-optionalBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Winter semester4. year of study2  credits

Deepening the students' ability to design energy-saving buildings with a healthy indoor environment.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of principles of devising energy-saving concepts, and ability to use them in the building's architectural design.


Basic knowledge of building design (urban, architectural and structural design).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Humm,O.: Nízkoenergetické domy (CS)
Neufert,E.: Navrhování staveb (CS)
Malaniuk, B.: Architektura ekologických staveb (CS)
Mollison,B.: Úvod do permakultury (CS)
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Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Working out of assigned seminar work (analysis of an ecological building's design).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Architecture and environmentalism
2. Assesment urban design architectural and basics for drafting ecological constructions
3. Exploitation alternative sources energy at ecological build - up
4. Stavebně physical requirements ecological build - up
5. Design requirements ecological build - up
6. Selection materials
7. Power draft - option system heating
8. Balance - sheet energy - saving procuration
9. Water management
10. Indoor climate
11. Common methodical progress at processing ecological plans
12. Ecological living - fundamentals drafting - art live
13. Instances ecological build - up


The aim is to make the students -future architects - acquainted not only with design requirements, but also with implemented ecological buildings which, due to increasing ecological and sanitary requirements, will gain ever greater significance in the building industry.

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

Obligatory consultations within the scope of seminars, according to a fixed schedule

Type of course unit


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer