Course Details

Low Energy Houses

Academic Year 2024/25

BHB047 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-APS Winter Semester 4th year

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3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Principles of low-energy buildings.
2. Design fundamentals of a low-energy house.
3. Requirements for Nearly zero and Passive buildings.
4. Thermal insulation design of a building (wall, roof, floor, windows).
5. Thermal joints of constructions (foundations, floor, corner, jamb and cap).
6. Windows anad doors for passive houses.
7. Ventilation, heating and hot domestic water.
8. HVAC systems and renewable energy.
9. Computer programmes and simulations of the annual heat and cold consumption.
10. Energy legislation and certificate.
11. Air-tightness of a building.
12. Practice examples of buildings.
13. Defects, failures and renovation of buildings.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1. Principles of low-energy buildings, assignment of semester work by groups. 2. Design of the building envelope, assessment of thermal joints and bridges. 3. Calculation of windows. 4. Overall assessment of the object in computer programs. 5. Evidence of the energy efficiency of the building. 6. Presentation of individual projects - credit.