Single-Course English 10 ECTS

Indoor Climate

Overall Course Objectives

The student shall by analyzing the original literature and by exercises related to practice achieve detailed knowledge of the parameters of the indoor climate and their effect on man’s comfort, health and work. The student will be able to calculate, analyze and evaluate climate in practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Account for the impact of the indoor environment on human health, comfort and performance
  • interpret indoor environment standards and the relevant scientific literature
  • account for measurement methods often used to characterize the indoor environment
  • use instruments to measure typical indoor environmental parameters like temperature, moisture and CO2
  • carry out simple laboratory investigations (including understanding how to plan and perform an experiment)
  • understand the physics of and perform dynamic calculations of the concentrations of pollutants in a space
  • plan and execute a major measurement task in a building with indoor environment problems and provide recommendations for improvements
  • carry out a major project in groups and present the work in a report and in an oral presentation

Course Content

Thermal indoor climate, conditions for comfort, instationary conditions, draught, modelling and measuring of perceived air quality. Identification of pollution sources and ventilation rates. The effect on human beings of ventilation efficiency and air flow patterns in rooms. Bioeffluents, tobacco smoke, combustion products, off-gassing from building materials, air humidity, microorganisms, radon, ions and electrical fields. Measuring methods and instruments. Strategy for performing indoor climate investigations in practice

Recommended prerequisites

11202/11203, Man and the physical environment/
Introduction to Indoor Environment

Teaching Method

Lectures, discussions and practical exercises

Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10, Maximum: 96.

Please be aware that this course has a minimum requirement for the number of participants needed, in order for it to be held. If these requirements are not met, then the course will not be held. Furthermore, there is a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 12360
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Wed 8-17

15.000,00 DKK

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