Course Details

Sustainable Building

NHB046 course is part of 4 study plans

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

Ing. full-t. program NPC-MI compulsory 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

Sustainable building represents a progress of building industry towards the achievement of sustainable development of society in terms of ecology, social-economy and culture. The basic principles and aims of sustainable construction are presented in the Agenda 21 document. This course deals especially with ecological and energy aspects of building and possibilities of environmental-friendly and recycled material use in building constructions. Students will become familiar with the multi-criteria assessment methodology SBToolCZ.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Milan Ostrý, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students will be familiar with the principles of sustainable building and principle of multi-criteria assessment of buildings. Students will master the principles of barrier-free design of buildings. Students will understand the methodology of life cycle assessment. Finally, students will be able to design buildings using renewable and recycled building materials. Students will be able to assess residential buildings according to the methodology SBToolCZ.

Prerequisites

Good theoretical knowledge of building physics and fundamentals of building construction designing are the assumption for an understanding of the course content. General knowledge of common construction materials is necessary as well.

Corequisites

Calculation of energy performance of buildings.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching the lectures is in the form of Powerpoint presentation with teachers commentary. For better illustration the interpretation is completed with samples of building materials. The students works on individual assignments and consult them with the teacher.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Successful completion of the course is conditional on participation in seminars and execution of multi-criteria assessment of selected building.

Objective

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the conception of sustainable development and sustainable building. Indivisible part of the course is the issue of energy demand during realization and use of a building. Students are acquainted with alternative material and construction designs with application of recycled construction materials.

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. Literature, basic concepts, legislation, the concept of sustainable development and sustainable construction.
2. Agenda 21, the context and scope, the objectives of Agenda 21 for sustainable building.
3. The principle of multi-criteria assessment of buildings.
4.–5. Multi-criteria assessment of buildings by use the methodology SBToolCZ.
6. The life cycle of the product, life cycle assessment.
7. Environmental labeling, eco-design.
8. Ecology in building, industrial wastes utilized in the construction, recycling means, recycled materials properties and their applications in building construction.
9. Environmental criteria for the selection of building materials, alternative materials and construction design based on renewable resources and recycled materials, overview, basic physical properties.
10. Thermal stability of the rooms and the use of passive cooling in buildings civil engineering.
11. Energy performance of buildings, ways to reduce energy consumption, low-energy and passive houses, design principles and examples.
12. Energy sources and their impact on the environment, alternative energy, solar energy, wind, biomass, heat pumps.
13. Disabled use of buildings – requirements and examples.

Practice

1 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Conditions for obtaining credits, semester work task.
2. Multi-criteria assessment by SBToolCZ methodology – Criteria E.
3. Multi-criteria assessment by SBToolCZ methodology – Criteria E.
4. Multi-criteria assessment by SBToolCZ methodology – Criteria S.
5. Multi-criteria assessment by SBToolCZ methodology – Criteria C.
6. Multi-criteria assessment by SBToolCZ methodology – Criteria L.
7. Credit.