Course Details

Renewable and Alternative Sources of Energy

BT056 course is part of 3 study plans

Bc. full-t. program nB > S compulsory-elective Summer Semester 4th year 4 credits

Bc. combi. program nBK > S compulsory-elective Summer Semester 4th year 4 credits

Bc. full-t. program nBA > S compulsory-elective Summer Semester 4th year 4 credits

Problems of primary energy sources and their application in systems of building services. Renewable sources of energy and their application in systems of Building Services. Systems for transformations solar energy, geothermal energy, water energy and wind power.Composition of phytomass and phytofuels and their energetic importance.Utilization of waste heat.Principals of combined heat and power production – cogeneration units. Renewable sources of energy influence on building energy consumption. Economic effectiveness of sources.

Course Guarantor

Ing. Marcela Počinková, Ph.D.


Institute of Building Services

Learning outcomes

The student will be able after successful absolving of the subject to design standard solution selected systems of environmental engineering with renewable sources of energy. He will be able to process documentation to thermal solar system for preparing hot water. He will have basics knowledge about application heat pumps like a power source. He can solve boiler rooms up to 50 kW to solid renewable fuels including storage and transport of these fuels. He gets survey about influence use of renewable energy for energy performance of buildings. He will be acquainted with chosen possibilities of use waste heat. Student will be able to use of obtained knowledge for complex solution technical equipment of buildings and for application management principles of energy management.


Basics of thermal engineering. Basics of heating systems and air-conditioning systems in buildings.


Basics of Cooling.

Planned educational 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. The lectures are given an interpretation problems and model solutions. In practice, students address topics presented on the individual examples.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Compliance with mandatory participation in seminars.
Preparation for seminars and active participation.
The development of the individual parts given an individual project within the specified deadlines.
Attendance at lectures and demonstration of knowledge fulfilment of a written test and oral composition.


Primary energy, its resources and transformations for the creation of the indoor climate. Renewable energy resources and technical tools of its utilization in systems of environment. Economic and ecological effects of energy transformations.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

Permanently sustainable development and main areas of permanently sustainable development of building construction. Primal energetic sources, renewable energy sources. Energetic systems in the buildings.
Basics methods of energy conversions. Biomass, phytomass and phytofuels production. Theory of combustion solid fuels.
Boiler rooms for biomass, storage of fuels. Accumulation of thermal energy. Multi-source heat systems.
Passive systems of use solar energy in buildings. Active solar systems with use of air.
Active solar systems for heat production for hot water heating, heating support, design and dimensioning.
Active solar systems for pool water heating for outside and inside pools., design and dimensioning.
Photovoltaic insular solar systems. Use of wind energy.
Low potentialheat sources. systems with heat pumps in area of technical equipment of buildings.
Design and dimensioning thermal systems with heat pumps.
Principles of heat and electricity joint production from biogas and biomass. Secondary energy sources. Use of waste heat in systems of technical equipment of buildings.
the use of renewable sources and energy performance of buildings. Economic and environmental evaluation of sources and energy systems in buildings


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

Ecological footprint. Fuel properties.
Fuel combustion, demand for heat and fuel, the heating curve.
Heat source design for solid renewable fuel, solution of boiler room and fuel storage. Heat accumulation in water.
Determine the effectiveness of thermic solar collectors.
Design and balance thermic solar system for hot water preparation.
Dimensioning distribution and design elements of solar system for preparation of hot water.
Design and balance thermic solar system for pool water heating.
Balance the needs of electrical energy. The design area of photovoltaic system.
The design of heat pump air-water, earth-water.
Simplified balance of cogeneration unit.