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Advanced Studies on Energy Efficiency and Environmental Quality in the Built Environment

Course Information:

Course ID:B-205
Type of Course:Required

Instructor: Associate Professor D. Kolokotsa

Recommended Reading:

  • Kreider J. F. , Curtiss P.S., Rabl A.(2009).  Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Design for Efficiency, Revised Second Edition, ISBN:  9781439811511 , CRC PRESS, 2009.
  • Krarti, M. (2000). Energy audit of building systems: an engineering approach. CRC Press. ISBN 0-84939-587-9
  • Turner W.C., Doty S. (2009). Energy Management Handbook, Sixth Edition Fairmont Press. ISBN 0849382343


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Course objectives:

The course aims to analyze, design and evaluate the key technologies that contribute to improving the energy efficiency of buildings, districts and and urban built environments. In addition, the course aims to analyze the environmental quality parameters both indoor and in urban areas.


1st WeekEnergy needs in buildings, communities and cities. Modern challenges for the built environment
2nd Week:Indoor Environmental Quality in Buildings - Part 1: Thermal Comfort
3rd WeekIndoor Environmental Quality in Buildings - Part 2: Air Quality and Ventilation / Air Conditioning Systems
4th Week Indoor Environmental Quality in Buildings - Part 3: Visual comfort and lighting
5th WeekSmart Buildings and Integrated Energy Design - Definitions and Examples
6th Week:Buildings Certification LEED and BREEAM Standards
7th Week:Zero Energy Communities and Intelligent Energy Systems
8th Week:Energy planning in the urban environment and urban heat island phenomenon
9th Week:Presentations of work progress
10th Week:Smart cities and energy infrastructure - Part 1: Definitions
11th Week:Smart cities and energy infrastructure - Part 2: Examples
12th Week:Case Study Analysis
13th Week:Presentations

Assessment method:

  • Project  (100%)

Last modification: 04-02-2020