Single-Course English 10 ECTS

High performance buildings

Overall Course Objectives

The course shall give the students an understanding of the following:
Methods for development of system products and solutions for new and energy-renovated buildings with focus on energy use and efficiency. The solutions are based on the building envelope, heat recovery, and active/passive solutions for heating and cooling. An integral part of the methods is to assess the solutions from different perspectives: energy, indoor climate, building technology, durability, economy and grid-integration. The course will enable the students to develop energy-efficient products useful for the building industry as system products in high performing buildings.

Learning Objectives

  • Perform documentation of the energy performance data of windows/glass facades, building envelope and HVAC solutions
  • Analyze the performance of energy-efficient system products as used in low-energy buildings
  • Perform a product development process based on rational analyses of the need for improved products and propose solutions in the field of energy-saving building envelope components and HVAC-systems
  • Perform development of the parts of buildings that are relevant for the energy performance as system products
  • Support companies in using rational methods for product development of energy efficient building products
  • Support companies in using rational methods for development of high-performing, energy-efficient buildings as system products
  • Write reports with presentations of the results of topics listed above based on evaluation of which information is relevant for the client
  • Write reports with documentation of the work on the activities listed above based on evaluation of which information is relevant for the internal filing of the project

Course Content

Methods for development of:
Components and systems for high-performing, energy-efficient buildings
Highly insulated building envelopes
Ventilation systems with efficient heat recovery and low electrical energy use
Windows with net energy gain
Solar shading systems
Building integrated heating and cooling systems
Building integrated heat storages
Energy-efficiency analysis and operation of solutions in grid-supportive manner
Rational methods for product development of energy saving building products as system products.

Recommended prerequisites

11115/41462, Course 11115/41462 Building Performance Simulation or similar course and knowledge of the field of building energy.

Teaching Method

Lectures and exercises.

Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10.

Please be aware that this course will only be held if the required minimum number of participants is met. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether the course will be held.

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13 weeks


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 41463
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12

15.000,00 DKK

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