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Course Syllabus

  1. Week 1 Energy in the built environment Introduction to Zero Energy Design Analyse the energy consumption of a selected building

  2. Week 2 REDUCE: Passive measures Analyse the local climate and choose passive measures to reduce the energy demand, like thermal insulation and sun shading.

  3. Week 3 REDUCE: Active measures Overview of active measures to reduce the energy demand, like demand-controlled heating and ventilation.

  4. Week 4 REUSE Overview of the opportunities to reuse energy flows in buildings, like heat recovery from ventilation air and warm waste water

  5. Week 5 PRODUCE Overview of the opportunities to produce heat and electricity in the building, like PV-systems, ground source heat pumps.

  6. Week 6 INTEGRATE Apply all the measures from the previous weeks in an integrated net zero energy concept for the selected building

  7. Week 7 Wrap up

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