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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 053355 - CI SOLAR DECATHLON
Docente Brunetti Gian Luca , Rogora Alessandro
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  4.0  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Cotutela con mondo esterno

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The optional courses allow the student to complete his/her own study program and to characterize his/her own training profile choosing, according to his/her own personal interests, the themes of deepening among a wide range of alternatives.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

According to the Dublin Descriptors (DdD), passing the exam certifies the acquisition of the following results:

DdD 1 (knowledge and understanding), 3 (autonomy of judgment), 4 (communication skills) and 5 (learning ability)

- ability to acquire, process independently and communicate knowledge not strictly related to the subjects characterizing the Master Program (DdD 1, 3, 4 and 5)

Argomenti trattati

Students are requested to experience the complexity of the design process from the former conception to the detailed drawings. The students will learn to control the relationship between typological, technological, structural and environmental requirements.

During the Integrated Course the students will learn the conceptual, the technical and the methodological tools as well as the procedures to use during the different stages of project development.

In particular attention will be paid – up to the initial stages of the project - to environmental and constructive choices with reference to energy and the design of technical installations.

Expected learning outcomes are the ability to evaluate a "sustainable" project that could be properly built.

Starting from the critical reading of the structure of a “brief” for the sustainable architecture design, the course provides the tools and the techniques of environmental control in the building design. The structure of a “brief” identifies a program of designing with the main requirements of sustainability, derived from the rational use of the energy resources and materials, health – well-being - hygiene and environmental protection. The course is focused on the issues related to the morphology and internal distribution, building envelope/structure system, low energy technologies in function of the expected energy performance and comfort (related to heating, cooling and lighting) and of environmental impact. The integrated course addresses the aspects related to the environmental morphology, use of climatic and technological resources for the heating and cooling and the natural lighting control, also in the context of rapid evolution of regulations on building energy efficiency. The knowledge acquired will allow the students to select and to integrate in the project the most appropriate shape in the context, the ratio between opaque and transparent envelope in different orientations, insulation and the thermal mass, the solar protection of transparent envelope, simple technologies of capture/conversion of solar energy, low energy technologies for heating and cooling, for minimizing the annual energy requirement. A preliminary evaluation of summer comfort will also be made. 

The Course is organised in two parts: the first one is methodological (to know) and the second is applicative (to do).  The first part is divided in the following modules: 

  • Introduction to the structure of design process ("briefing" in context of sustainable development).  Examples of briefing and architecture. 
  • Climate, microclimate, site analysis and bio-climatic design strategies.
  • Comfort (indoor and open spaces).
  • Urban shape (orientation and critical distances, solar and thermal radiation control in the urban spaces) and building shape (factors related to solar envelope).
  • Envelope/structure (thermal insulation, thermal inertia summer/winter, ventilation, solar protection, natural lighting, heating and cooling demand).
  • Renewable energy sources and low energy technologies.
  • Simplified life cycle analysis (energy and environmental costs of construction and management: simplified methods).

Additional lectures will be focused on:

- criteria for constructibility;
- criteria for the control of water on building envelopes
- criteria for the pursuit of acoustic quality in buildings;
- criteria for building performai criteri costruttivi per lance simulation;
- basics of building design optimization.

The second part is related to a design exercise that assumes a well-defined program under which the students are asked to modify a small project, using the methods treated from the course. The project will be evaluated using some of the criteria adopted for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2019

The course consists in lectures and workshop activity.


No specioal request

Modalità di valutazione

The final exam will be oral with questions focused on the contens of the lessons both foth the students atending the course or not. The students attending the course have the possibility to prepare a booklet with the design exercises completed during the classes. This booklet will be considered in the exam (it does not substitute the exam)


Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 80:00 120:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

Note Docente
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