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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2017/2018
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente De Angelis Enrico , Scoccia Rossano
Cfu 9.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi


The whole course (099816 - BUILDING ENERGY MODELLING AND BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN - PART 2) is divided in two parts:

  • BUILDING ENERGY MODELLING - PART 2 (let's call it BEM2, weighted 3 ECTS)
    mainly referred to the Scientific Sector ING-IND/11, i.e. "Building physics and building energy systems"
  • BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN - PART 2 (let's call it BEd2, weighted 6 ECTS)
    mainly referred to the Scientific Sector ICAR/10, i.e. "Building design"

The two "sub-courses" are separately taught and evaluated, but the final grade is one and comes from a weighted (ECTS) average of two separate evaluations

The first part of the course 

The BEM2 sub-course focuses on the energy modelling and simulation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for buildings and aims to complete the main topics of building energy system modelling and simulation, already seen in the previous courses like “building physics”/ “building services”/“building energy modelling - Part I”: they will be further discussed and applied.
Specifically, the main course topics are:

  1. building energy needs for cooling and dehumidification;
  2. air handling units;
  3. vapour compression and absorption heat pumps;
  4. cost-benefit analysis.

The second part of the course 

The BED2 sub-course aims to introduce and to train the student in the practice of the climatic responsive and passive design based on sound modelling (based on dynamic simulations) of the effects of architectural thermal comfort conditions in a building and its energy needs.

The main points to be developed and working steps, this year (2017/18), are the following:

  1. Review of thermal comfort principles and Energy Saving (passive) strategies
    (as seen in BED1)
  2. Review of Climate classification, architectural design criteria and climatic data analysis
    (as seen in BED1)

  3. Review-Homeworks discussion

  4. Dynamic energy modelling principles (IES-VE based)
  5. Thermal insulation effects and the optimization of thermal insulation performances of different forms (surface to volume ratio)
  6. Solar gain effects, solar control strategies and the optimization of solar openings, their distribution and their solar transmittances (on the different envelope surfaces)
  7. The needs and the effects of ventilation and the optimization of airtightness and mechanical ventilation.
  8. The effects of the so called “thermal inertia” and the so called “users models”.

  9. Shoe-box-Homeworks discussion

  10. Real Buildings modelling and optimization – case studies workshop 1
  11. Real Buildings modelling and optimization – case studies workshop 2
  12. Real Buildings modelling and optimization – case studies workshop 3

  13. Case-Study Homework discussion (and final evaluation)

Each point is – about – a (Monday) lesson/laboratory day, at the end of whch, a homework will be assigned to a group of 2-3 students. Each group will work on 2-3 different climates and perform three groups of homeworks: the first group is a set of review homework, aiming to set up some basic information about climate and climate conscious design strategies; the second group of homeworks will be developed on a simplified building model (the so called “shoe box”), while the third, last homework will model a real (complex) building.

The final workshop activity on the Real Building Case Study will be defined together with the students of the course, also on the basis of the Shoe-Box homework analysis.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

During the course (in both BEM2 and BED2 parts), the students will work in small groups on several assignments. The groups will be the same for both parts and each assignment (or group of assigments) will be evaluated as «passed» or «not passed – revision needed».

For what concerns BEM2, the student who "passed" each assignment (or has been positively reviewed) will take a written test on the topics discussed during the sub-course. The maximum grade for the sub-course is 30/30.

For what concerns BED2 ,the student must "pass" the two group of assignments (Review Homeworks and Shoe-Box Homeworks) as specified during the course.
The final grade of the subcourse will be given after the presentation and the discussion of the results of the third Case-Study Homework: an individual evaluation will be based on the group evaluation tuned up with the assessment of the personal contribution to the work and the personal mastery of the course skills of each student (increase or decrease). The maximum grade for the sub-course is 30/30.

The final grade will be the weighted (BEM2*0,33+BED2*0,66) and honour assigned to the best students of the course, with a > 29/30 average.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaISO 7730 (2005), Ergonomics of the thermal environment Analytical determination and interpretation of thermal comfort using calculation of the PMV and PPD indices and local thermal comfort criteria
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEN 15251 (2007), Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality, thermal environment, lighting and acoustics
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaJ.F. Nicol, M.A. Humphreys, Adaptive thermal comfort and sustainable thermal standards for buildings; in: Energy and Buildings, 34-6, pp. 563, Anno edizione: 2002
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaS.V.Szokolay, Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design, Anno edizione: 2010, ISBN: 978-0750687041
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaB.Givoni, Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design, Editore: Wiley, Anno edizione: 1998, ISBN: 978-0-471-29177-0
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaM. Santamouris, D. Asimakopoulos, Passive Cooling of Buildings, Editore: Earthscan, Anno edizione: 1996 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228850740_Passive_cooling_of_buildings

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