Module title: Building Performance 3

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11134
Module leader: John Currie
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Celine Garnier
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The aim is to advance the learner’s knowledge, comprehension and problem solving abilities using a combination of lectures and tutorials. Use is made of practitioners from outside agencies, together with research and consultancy input, to ensure that the learning experience is based on current real-life Design issues

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;
Leading construction sector professions have identified energy performance and sustainability as a key challenge for the industry. A number have introduced a need for building performance to be tested out in their assessments of professional competence.

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Lectures provide the stimulation and knowledge of the key factors that must be considered when developing an environmentally sustainable design solution (LOs:1-5). Case studies will be used to illustrate these issues in real design situations (LOs:3-5).

Research/teaching linkages:
A substantial amount of research material generated by the Building Performance Centre, Centre for Timber Engineering and the Scottish Energy Centre is embedded in the teaching material of this module.

Assessment:
The module is assessed by two courseworks. Coursework 1 is used to develop research and evaluation techniques on building technology with regards to energy efficiency and sustainability of a building. It addresses formative learning and assimilates the summative elements of LO1- 4. Coursework 2 addresses formative learning and assimilates the summative elements of LO 1-5 in a practical client focussed project in relation to energy performance detailing and Building Regulations which is based on real life sustainable design problems. This assessment scheme is used to develop research and evaluation techniques and to provide formative feedback. The module will also be available on a Virtual Learning Environment.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1-3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Report 50 1-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Building Thermal Performance:
Building Heatloss
Detailing for Energy Efficient Construction
Sustainable Design Strategies:
Software Tools for designing Energy Efficient Buildings
SAP/SBEM compliance and Energy Performance Certification
Modelling Sustainable Construction
Low and Zero Carbon Technologies (LZCT):
Renewable Energy Technologies
Integration of LZCT in Buildings
Zero Carbon Buildings
Testing Building Performance Targets:
Airtightness Testing
Infra Red Thermography
Building Energy Monitoring




Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically appraise the principles of thermally sustainable construction.
LO2: discuss the underlying principals faced by designers of zero carbon construction
LO3: Assess the key issues to be addressed when developing a building or site
LO4: Evaluate sustainable design solutions in respect of building performance
LO5: Assess building thermal performance