ENERGY AND BUILDINGS

Second cycle degree in ENERGY ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: MICHELE DE CARLI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: It is not mandatory, but it is recommended to have a basic knowledge on heating and cooling plants and components, i.e. for Italian students "Impianti termici e frigoriferi/Impianti termotecnici".
Examination methods: Students have to deliver on the 15th of May detailed report of a primary school:
- the electric and heating consumptions based on bills
- analysis of a thermal bridge: define the heat loss and the possible condensation problem and correction
- determination of the energy demand of the building by means of a commercial dynamic simulation tool (TRNSYS)
- Comparison between results of calculations and energy bills
- evaluation of the efficiency of the current plant
- proposal of retrofit of the building: building envelope and plants
- technical and economical analysis of the proposed interventions
- final editing of the report

The examination will be based on the result of the report (including discussion) and on two written questions based on the theory.
Course unit contents: Indoor environmental quality (comfort, ventilation and lighting). Determination of weather conditions for the energy calculation of a building.
Determination of main characteristics and problems related to building envelope: insulation, thermal bridges, condensation.
Determination of main characteristics and problems related to glazing surfaces: lighting transmission, solar energy transmisison, shading, daylighting and glare.
Thermal balance of a room (steady state and dynamic). Determination of heating, domestic hot water, cooling and electrical consumptions of a building.
Energy and environmental certification and labelling.
The concept of multi-energy systems and ZEB (Zero Energy Buildings).