Prof. Paolo Baggio
- Overview of the building role in the global energy consumption perspective. The directive 2002/91/EC of the European parliament and of the council of 16 December 2002 on the energy performance of buildings.
- Introduction to the energy balance at the building level: transmission and ventilation losses, solar heat gains, storage of heat in, or release of stored heat from, the mass of the building, primary energy need for the heating (and/or cooling) system.
- Introduction to the new European standards for the evaluation of the thermal performance of buildings: UNI EN 832, UNI EN ISO 13790, prEN iSO 13790; outline of the calculation procedures and rules for the energy balance of building and systems. Different types of calculation methods (seasonal vs. monthly vs hourly).
- Design guidelines for energy efficient buildings: opaque building elements, windows, thermal bridges. Solar heat sources exploitation: passive strategies vs. active systems. From the design drawings to the actual building: problems arising in the construction yard.
- Thermal performance of buildings in the summer season: introduction to the analysis and the calculation of the cooling load. Design guidelines: thermal capacity vs. thermal insulation.
- How to communicate the energy value of a building to the laymen, how to ensure regular maintenance and regular inspection of boilers and of air-conditioning systems: the ENERGY CERTIFICATION of buildings as an approach to ensure lasting energy performance.
- Some examples of existing energy certification rating systems (Trento, Bolzano, Vicenza). Interaction of the energy certification with the building codes. Minimum and quality requirements of the energy certificate as an instrument to steer the building practices.
Tutorials and exercises are integrated in the lectures.
The standard test consists in a short written test about the subjects of the course.
European Directive and UNI EN ISO standards (available at the Engineering faculty library)