Resources Efficient Buildings and Quarters

NRM N5180 Resources Efficient Buildings and Quarters
Exam Code 5180
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Summer
Module Coordination Prof. Johannes Hamhaber
Lecturers Prof. Johannes Hamhaber
Workload (h) 42 Attendance 108 Self-Study
Prerequisites none
Intended Learning Outcome The students will be able to define locally adapted building and urban designs by analysing climatic and cultural conditions and the relevant governance of resources efficiency in the built environment in order to assess options for bioclimatic designs and resource efficiency in tropical and subtropical environments.

Energy efficient planning and constructionConstruction principles – traditional and modern

Climatically adapted urban planning and construction

Certification on resource efficient buildings (LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, etc.)and urban quarters and transfer to global South countries

Policies and standards for resource efficiency in the built environment

Policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the built environment

Teaching Method Lectures, Short presentation with term paper, Course exercises (incl. climate analysis and design principles)
Assesment Method Presentation (100%)
Recommended Reading

Hegger, M. et al. 2008: Energy manual: sustainable architecture. Birkhäuser.Givoni, B., 1976². Man, climate and architecture. Applied Science.

Koenigsberger, O., 19804. Manual of Tropical Housing and Building Design: Climatic design Longman.

Lippsmeier, G. & Kluska, W., 1969. Tropenbau. Building in the tropics. Callwey.

Szokolay, S., 2008². Introduction to architectural science: the basis of sustainable design. Elsevier/Architectural Press.

Davoudi, S. et al. 2009: Planning for Climate Change. Elgar

Further Reading:

Baker, N. A., K., & Szokolay, S. V., 2001. Climate Responsive Architecture: A design Handbook for Energy Efficient Buildings. Tata McGraw-Hill.

BMVBS 2009: Nutzung städtischer Freiflächen für erneuerbare Energien. BBSR

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, 1997. ASHRAE Handbook: Fundamentals. ASHRAE.

Hyde, R., 2008. Bioclimatic housing: innovative designs for warm climates, Earthscan.

Lantsberg, A., 2005. Sustainable urban energy planning: A roadmap for research and funding, California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program.

Pistohl, W., 2003. Handbuch der Gebäudetechnik. Werner

WBCSD, 2006. Energy Efficient in Buildings, Business realities and Opportunities, WBCSD.


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