MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT|
|Course Unit Code||MES521|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Sustainable Energy Systems (Required Courses) - MSc Energy Systems and the Built Environment (Electives Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
� The impact of buildings on the ecosystem and on the urban environment.
o The effects of current designing, planning and construction practice.
� Urban microclimate and its impact on the energy performance and indoor environmental quality of buildings.
o Microclimate, urban climate, and their interactions
� Urbanisation and the heat island effect
� Street canyons and their impact on cooling loads
� Sustainability in the built environment: Use of materials and resources.
o Environmental impact of building materials
o Ecological footprint of cities
o Water and domestic waste management infrastructures and schemes
o Demolition practices and waste management schemes
� Energy and environmental performance of buildings: Measuring energy efficiency, evaluating environmental performance.
� Energy audits, energy and environmental certification of buildings.
o Residential buildings
o Non-residential buildings (Hotels, office and commercial buildings)
� Utilization of renewable energy sources in the urban built environment.
� Sustainability policies
o The European legal framework
o Legislation on the management of the building stock
o Legislation on building materials
o Strategies and aims for future developments.
� Energy renovation strategies
o Effective renovation policies for the building stock
o Incentives, barriers and the utilisation of the energy conservation potential
o Optimizing the use of restricted resources
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|Language of instruction||English|