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AR40444: Building environment 4

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take AR30403
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop an analytical and conceptual understanding of building environmental engineering applied to Low and Zero Carbon buildings. To develop building energy modelling and simulation skills and to introduce students to research methods in building physics and their influence on the design of Low and Zero Carbon buildings.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the unit, the student should be able to demonstrate understanding, and an ability to apply that understanding, in areas summarised in the 'Contents' section.

Intellectual skills
* Advanced analytical techniques related to use of energy in buildings.
Transferable/key skills:
* To distinguish between competing solutions through quantitative assessment of their respective performance.
* To communicate ideas in a coherent and convincing technical manner both verbally and in writing.

Analysis of building energy use. The design and performance evaluation of active and passive heating, ventilation and cooling systems. Analysis of the impact and performance of renewable energy technologies. Application of computational tools in building environmental design. Analysis of thermal mass using the kappa-value. Calculation and evaluation of the impact of thermal bridging. Hygrothermal analysis of natural building materials.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR40444 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)