32646 - Environmental Technical Physics - Part II

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  • Teacher Kristian Fabbri

  • Credits 4

  • SSD ING-IND/11

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Architecture (cod. 9265)

  • Course Timetable from Sep 29, 2022 to Dec 15, 2022

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide to study energy performance of buildings, with particular reference at design and technologies choices related to energy efficiency and plant-system, with aim to obtain comfort condition in indoor space: thermo-hygrometric, acoustic, daylight, and indoor air quality.

The students will be to adopt and to verify the environmental technical physics aspect related to building design and technologies, materials, in order to increase energy efficiency and comfort condition.

Course contents

Applied thermodynamics adn thermocynetics. Psychrometrics.

Comfort indoor and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Thermal comfort.

Thermo-physics parameter of building components and buildings elements, Thermal resistance and thermal transmittance, include dynamics parameters and thermal bridges.

Hygrothermal performance of building components and building elements – Calculation methods and Glaser Diagram.

Energy performance of buildings to heating and cooling and energy performance of index calculation include procedure and legislation.

Introduction Applied Lighting: photometry, luminosity function, natural lighting and artificial lighting of interiors and of outdoor environments.

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning Plants (HVAC&R): thermal comfort, indoor air pollution – heating of buildings, energy needs, energy saving –ventilation - air conditioning needs in buildings




K. Fabbri, La forma e la formula, Libria Editore, Melfi, 2022

K. Fabbri, Impianti tecnici e architettura. Storia, conoscenza, conservazione, Altralinea, Firenze, 2022

D. Hawkes, Architecture and Climate. An Environmental History of British Architecture 1600–2000, Routledge, 2012, ISBN 9780415561877

Dean Hawkes, The Environmental Tradition Studies in the architecture of environment, Routledge, 1995, ISBN 9780419199007

B.Calder, Architettura ed energia. Dalla preistoria all'emergenza climatica, Einaudi, 2022


K. Fabbri, Progettazione Energetica dell'Architettura, DEI-Tipografia del genio civile, Roma, 2008

Fabbri K, Prestazione energetica degli edifici, DEI-Tipografia del genio civile, Roma 2010

K. Fabbri, C. Marinosci, Ponti termici negli edifici. Valutazioni Calcolo Correzioni Interventi, Wolters Kluwer Italia, 2015

G. Dall'O, Gli impianti nell'architettura, 2000, UTET, Torino

F.M. Butera, Dalla caverna alla casa ecologica. Storia del comfort e dell'energia, Edilizio Ambiente, 2014

R. Banham, Ambiente e tecnica nell'architettura moderna, Laterza, Bari, 1995

D. Alberti, Progettazione degli impianti di riscaldamento, Dario Flaccovio, 2005

A. Quinterio, Progettazione impiantistica: linee guida per la progettazione di impianti di climatizzazione e idrico-sanitari, Maggioli, 2011

K. Fabbri, Indoor Thermal Comfort Perception. A Questionnaire Approach Focusing on Children, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2015, ISBN 9783319366265

S. Piraccini, K.Fabbri, Building a Passive House. The Architect's Logbook, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2018, ISBN 9783319699370

M. Pretelli, K. Fabbri, Historic Indoor Microclimate of the Heritage Buildings. A Guideline for Professionals who care for Heritage Buildings, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2018, ISBN 9783319603414

L. Tronchin, Elementi di fisica tecnica e controllo ambientale, 2007, Editrice Esculapio, Bologna

Teaching methods

Classroom lesson and guided solution of exercise. Applied elaborated will be developed during Building Elements Design I Course.

Assessment methods

1 draw an Oral exam

Teaching tools

Oral presentation and discussion of project work made during the course.

Office hours

See the website of Kristian Fabbri