First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Engineering
ENERGY ENGINEERING
Course unit
ENERGY AND BUILDINGS
INN1032119, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ENERGY ENGINEERING
IN0528, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENERGY AND BUILDINGS
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MICHELE DE CARLI ING-IND/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

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".
Target skills and knowledge: Students will have an overview of the problems of energy in buildings, looking both at the envelope and at the heating/cooling system (including ventilation).
Students will be able to predict an energy audit of a residential building, but they will have the knowledge for determining the energy consumption of commercial or industrial buildings as well.
Students will have an overall view of the problem of energy in buildings (heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, electrical devices, etc.) not only related to the energy but also to comfort, environmental quality and productivity of occupants.
Students will have a rough view of the design of a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system, but will be able to manage software and tools which are not still widely used by designers. Students will not have the experience for designing, but they will have a new way and vision for the design of HVAC systems.
Examination methods: Students have to deliver one week before the examination a detailed report of their house showing:
- the electric and heating consumptions based on bills
- a thermal bridge of their house: define the heat loss and the possible condensation problem
- determination of the energy demand for heating and domestic hot water, including energy labelling, with a quasi steady state model (EN 13790)
- determination of the net energy demand for heating/cooling the building by means of a commercial dynamic simulation tool (TRNSYS)
- dynamic simulation with cooling plant switched off and evaluation of the indoor temperatures drift
- Comparison between results of calculations and energy bills

The examination will be based on the result of the report (including discussion) and on two questions: one written common question (half an hour) and immediately after an oral question.
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated based on the report and related calculations as well as on the two open questions.
The evaluation will include the ability of the student to summarize and to handle the knowledge of the course.
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).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional.
First a theoretical approach is presented. Then examples, which allow the student to understand how the report and the related calculations have to be carried out, are shown.
There are lectures carried out in the laboratory for showing how to use the programs for the calculations.
Modelling programs used in the course are free existing tools and software in different fields:
- thermal bridges (MIRAGE)
- energy certification (ECODOMUS)
- dynamic simulation of a building (TRNSYS)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes.
Moodle is used for allowing students to download the power point presentations of the lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Michele De Carli, Simulation and numerical methods. Energy modeling for buildings and components.. Budapest:: TERC, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo