Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Only available to MSc students registered in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: Registration on a graduate course in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Summary of Content: This module introduces analysis tools that may be used to explore the environmental behaviour of buildings and develops students' ability to apply these to understanding therelationship between building design and building performance. The underlying principles upon which the design tools are based are explained and approaches for identifying appropriate design strategies and performance targets reviewed.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||4 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||4000 word report|
Dr J Zhu
Education Aims: To study the techniques for assessing the interactions of glazing, thermal envelope design, ventilation and environment dynamic performance of occupied buildings. Through optimisation and other procedures, integrated design solutions are explored that seek to reduce energy use whilst achieving acceptable environmental performance.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
understanding of how environmental design targets are set and knowledge of the process for attaining these
knowledge of the theories that underpin experimental and software based strategies for testing building design
understanding of the relationship between building design and the effective operation of passive environmental systems this embodies.
ability to apply judgement and reasoning to simplifying real systems so that they may be explored using experiment or simulation
ability to critically evaluate experimental and simulation data and drawing of inferences based upon this
ability to estimate the expected behaviour of a system so that this may be used to gauge the accuracy of data derived from experiment or simulation
Professional practical skills
Ability to used simulation tools to represent a system, generate results and interpret these to offer insight as to how the system performs
Ability to use the results from simulation to make design changes that either improve comfort of occupants and reduce energy demand for a building
Information technology literacy
Collaboration with co-disciplines within Built Environment
Offering School: Department of Architecture and Built Environment
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