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5-Energy Performance of Buildings

Course Code :1125FTIENE
Study domain:Construction
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:The student has passed 4-Building Physics (1109FTIBFY)
Contact hours:56
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Stijn Verbeke
Kostas Anastasiades

3. Course contents *

The origin and relevance of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is discussed. The course focusses on the Flemish implementation, in particular the EPB regulations for new construction. The concepts of energy balance, net energy demand, E-level, etc. are theoretically substantiated. In a team work, the EPB calculations are performed for a single family home. All relevant aspects, such as the energy level (E-level), K-level and hygienic ventilation are calculated according to data from the specifications. Subsequently, several packages of energy saving measures are implemented to improve the energy performance of the building. Simplified dynamic simulation tools will also be briefly discussed.