|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ING-IND/10|
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The course provides the basics of the energy analysis of buildings; in particular, all the contributions for the evaluation of the heating and cooling loads are explained in detail. With the final aim of energy saving and sustainability, possible actions on the envelope and on the operative conditions are suggested to reduce the energy request of the building. Moreover, some elements about thermal plants are provided and the dynamic simulation of buildings is introduced with the use of a software open-source.
At the end of course the student is expected to be able to:
Building envelope: losses and gains through opaque and glazed components, requested minimal global heat transfer coefficients, thermal bridges, Glaser analysis; solutions to improve the efficiency of opaque and glazed components of the envelope; infiltration and ventilation loads; internal gains.
Thermal plants: fundamentals of thermal comfort; fundamentals of psychometry and air conditioning; chillers and heat pumps; all-air plants and air handlers sizing; furnaces; plant efficiencies.
Plant-building interactions: calculation of primary energy requirements in buildings; high efficiency plants solutions.
Introduction to the open source software EnergyPlus for the dynamic energy simulation of buildings.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda: 4. Quality Education, 7. Clean and Affordable Energy, 9. Enterprise, innovation and infrastructure, 11. Sustainable cities and communities, 13. Fighting climate change.
Office hours: Available on demand through email request
MARCO FOSSA (President)
ANTONELLA PRIARONE (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The oral examination in based on a specific topic among those presented during the course, with in addition a couple of short questions on other one/two subjects.
The aim of the examination is to assess the student knowledge and the skill in reasoning and subject presentation.
Students with learning disorders ("Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.