Course Details

Low Energy Houses

NHB044 course is part of 3 study plans

Ing. full-t. program NPC-SIS compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ing. full-t. program NPA-SIS compulsory Summer Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ing. combi. program NKC-SIS compulsory Summer Semester 1st year 4 credits

Designing of low-energy houses with the use of passive solar systems. An introduction to the utilization of active solar systems and renewable energy sources. Students will be given a general layout of a family or residential house to adjust and design a low-energy or a passive house. The balance of energy losses and gains will be calculated for the heating period as well as energy savings, heating expenses and rough calculation of the economic indexes.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Miloš Kalousek, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

Acquiring the correct way to design and evaluation facility that meets the criteria of a low-energy, passive or zero house on the project of building.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the thermal protection of buildings, knowledge of the basic physical quantities and thermal properties of building materials.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Attendance, active approach, presentations and written tests.

Objective

To master correct designing and evaluation of a building as a low-energy, passive or the zero-energy house.

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.

Lecture

2 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Principles of low-energy buildings.
2. Design fundamentals of a low-energy house and its thermal balance.
3. Thermal insulation design of a building (wall, roof, floor, windows).
4. Ventilation, heating and air-tightness of a building.
5. Thermal joints of constructions (foundations, floor, corner, jamb and cap).
6. Computer programmes and simulations of the annual heat and cold consumption.
7. Void infill elements for low-energy houses.
8. Economic and utility assessment of low-energy buildings.
9. An excursion to a low-energy house.
10. Energy legislation.

Practice

2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Principles of low-energy buildings.
2. Design fundamentals of a low-energy house and its thermal balance.
3. Thermal insulation design of a building (wall, roof, floor, windows).
4. Ventilation, heating and air-tightness of a building.
5. Thermal joints of constructions (foundations, floor, corner, jamb and cap).
6. Computer programmes and simulations of the annual heat and cold consumption.
7. Void infill elements for low-energy houses.
8. Economic and utility assessment of low-energy buildings.
9. An excursion to a low-energy house.
10. Energy legislation.