Course Details

Multi criteria assessment of buildings

Academic Year 2024/25

NHA060 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-EVB Winter Semester 1st year

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5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Recommended literature, basic definitions, legislation, concepts of sustainable development. 2. Life-Cycle Assessment- principles. 3. Life cycle assessment of buildings, building materials and products, environmental declarations, etc. 4. Multi-criteria evaluation of buildings, building materials and products. Overview of used methodologies. 5.–7. Detailed acquaintance with the multi-criteria assessment methodology. 8.–9. Renewable building materials and materials with low embodied emissions and energy. Overview, use in building process. 10. Recycled raw materials in the context of sustainable building - demolition vs. deconstruction, reuse, full or partial recycling, etc. Introduction of available technologies and procedures. 11.–12. Structural solutions for sustainable building - green roofs and facades, solar walls, integration of renewable sources, etc. 13. Socio-cultural aspects of sustainable building. Sustainable from the point of view of the barrier-free use of buildings. Requirements and examples.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Assignment of building, backgrounds for calculations, assignment of semestral work. 2. Calculation of material weights. 3.-5. Evaluation of environmental criteria. 6-7. Assessment of socio-cultural criteria. 8. Evaluation of economic criteria. 9. Evaluation of location. 10.-11. Working with the selected software tool. 12. Presentation of semestral work. 13. Final corrections, credit.