Module title: Energy Performance of Timber Buildings

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: BSV11148
Module leader: Julio Bros Williamson
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

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

Description of module content:

Principles of building heat loss:
• Thermal properties of materials
• Detailing energy efficient building
Evaluation of details and building heat loss:
• Compliance and dynamic tools to calculate building energy demand
• Evaluation of building details
Sustainable building standards:
• UK building regulations
• Current evaluation and labelling of domestic and non-domestic buildings
• The role of net zero energy buildings
Low and Zero Carbon Technologies (LZCT):
• Integration of renewable technology into buildings
• Pay-back and evaluation of LZCT
• Heating and ventilation strategies

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically appraise the principles of heat loss through building envelopes
LO2: Discuss the underlying principles of net zero energy buildings
LO3: Assess and estimate building energy demand with compliance and dynamic simulation software
LO4: Specify and critically appraise the use of building services to achieve efficient buildings
LO5: Understand the constraints and difficulties facing new timber building design

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