Energy Efficient Buildings: Modeling and Design

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Energy Efficient Buildings: Modeling and Design

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Engineering Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale And Purpose Of The Module:

    Building energy design is now a primary driver of overall building design. Understanding building energy physics is now essential for all design team members. Aims and objectives: Train students how to design and model energy-efficient buildings; Equip students with the knowledge required to quantify the energy-efficiency of preliminary designs and propose building and material design modifications; predict thermal performance within building zones; understand how building design, occupancy and use interacts with thermal energy systems, solar irradiance and weather conditions as well as their effect on human comfort and energy consumption.

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