Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Post Graduates
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: Registration on a graduate course in the School of the Built Environment.
Summary of Content: This module will examine the various sources of renewable energy suitable for use in buildings. It will concentrate on wind, water, waste heat, solar, geothermal and bio-mass as potential sources of energy and investigate the contribution they can make to a building's energy requirement, the technology used to harness them and limitations associated with their use.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||70||3 hour exam|
|Coursework 1||30||Laboratory reports|
Professor M Gillott
Education Aims: This module aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the appropriateness, use and limitations of implementing / integrating renewable energy technologies / systems within buildings. It seeks to tackle key issues such as orientation, sizing and specification, how they operate and how they are integrated into the design process overall. It will highlight the importance of simple design tools (such as PVSyst) in this process and how they can be used to help optimise the solution under examination.
On successful completion of this module, students will demonstrate:
Offering School: Department of Architecture and Built Environment
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