78737 - Sustainable Building Design

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The Training Objectives of the SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN course is to deliver knowledge for future construction managers and designers on the: i) optimization of site potential; optimization of energy use; optimize building spaces and material use. The course attenders will achieve design capabilities and skills within a total project context in order to achieve quality, high-energy performance up to nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs).

Course contents

ENERGY IN BUILDINGS: introduces you to how energy is used in buildings, ranging from traditional, climatically adapted architecture to modern, low-energy buildings. It explains the basic physical processes and systems, and calculation methods for heat flows, overall heat losses, lighting and radiation, and conditioning of air

SUSTAINABLE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES: highlights the importance of sustainable development of energy resources in both urban and rural environments. A systematic understanding of renewable energy technologies and aspects of power generation is covered. The module examines the physical principles and application of current technologies, as well as economic aspects. It also covers aspects of electrical power conditioning grid linkage and the critical assessment of regional renewable energy resources.

RESOURCE-EFFICIENT DESIGN

provides you with a grounded understanding of resource-efficient design, with particular emphasis on renewable energy sources. The module will introduce you to the design process and encourage you to analyse each individual stage of development in terms of its impact on resource use and overall energy consumption. Site bio diversity and climate analysis

BUILDING SYSTEMS AND MATERIALS

Gives you an overlook of advance envelope systems, sustainable materials and embedded energy. Interior systems, occupancy and security considerations, coordination of physical and non-physical elements of interior.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES

National system, LEED certificate, BREAM

The course attendees will achieve design capabilities and skills within a building project context developed and implemented to deliver quality, high-energy performance up to nearly zero energy building (nZEB ). Energy performance of the designed solutions will be calculated for the case study.

Readings/Bibliography

Ferrante (2012). A.A.A: Adeguamento, Adattabilità, Architettura_ Teorie e metodi per la riqualificazione architettonica, energetica ed ambientale del patrimonio edilizio esistente, Bruno Mondadori Editore, Milano.

Ferrante (2016) Towards nearly zero energy. Urban settings in the Mediterranean climate. Elsevier, USA.

The ZEDbook (Zed Book) Bill Dunster et al., Publisher: Taylor and Francis, ISBN: 9780415391993.

Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery 4th Edition Charles J. Kibert

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design & Engineering Mumovic & Santamouris

The Environmental Design Pocketbook by Pelsmakers

Sustainable Buildings in Practice: What the Users Think 1st Edition by George Baird

Sustainable Buildings by Alan Yates, Elisabeth Green, Tristram Hope

Givoni, B, Climate Consideration in Building & Urban Design, VN Reinhold, 1998

Bachman, L., Integrated buildings, 2003

Teaching methods

Class lessons and interactions with students presenting the progress of the design work.

Construction site visits are also planned in this year:

•UNIPOL TOWER; •HOUSE OF MUSIC; 1 PROJECT VISIT IN REGGIO EMILIA; •HVAC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS; LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA •; FAIR VISIT - CERSAIE; POWER PLANT SITE VISIT

Assessment methods

The final presentation of the deliverables, including costs and energy performance of the design project.

Teaching tools

Powerpoint slides both from teachers and from students in continual interactions.

Office hours

See the website of Annarita Ferrante

See the website of Anastasia Fotopoulou

See the website of Elena Cattani