Energy Efficient Buildings: Modeling and Design
University of Limerick
Area of Study
Civil Engineering, Engineering Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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