INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Architecture Master With Thesis
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 559 Energy Efficient Architecture Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 6 1 + 2 45 English Language

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Sanela Klarić, Assist. Prof. Dr. M.Sc. Adnan Novalić Sanela Klarić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The course of Energy and Environmental architecture provides basic knowledge about the sustainable architecture, energy efficiency of buildings, materials used and method of construction of sustainable buildings.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The course of Energy and Environmental architecture provides basic knowledge about the sustainable architecture, energy efficiency of buildings, materials used and method of construction of sustainable buildings.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Presentation: Introduction to the Energy Efficient Architecture, Methods, Work plan
  2. Workshop: Introduction to the Energy Efficient Architecture, Methods, Work plan
  3. Presentation of Energy sources and improving the environment, the overall situation and development strategy. Conventional and renewable energy sources and their impact on security. Workshop Energy sources and improving the environment, the overall situation and development strategy. Conventional and renewable energy sources and their impact on security.
  4. Ecology as a starting point and framework within which energy is important tent for urban planning and architectural design. Ecology as a starting point and framework within which energy is important tent for urban planning and architectural design.
  5. Historical development and technology exploiting solar wind, geothermal, bio energy. photovoltaic cells, hybrid and passive solar architectural elements and systems Historical development and technology exploiting solar, wind, geothermal, bio energy, photovoltaic cells, hybrid and passive solar architectural elements and systems
  6. - Bioclimatic approach to spatial planning, urban design and architecture. Prerequisites: air, microclimate, geographic characteristics, insulation, topographic and other natural and artificial factors. - Energy-efficient passive solar building Bioclimatic approach to spatial planning, urban design and architecture. Prerequisites: air, microclimate, geographic characteristics, insulation, topographic and other natural and artificial factors.
  7. - Building Physics - Energy rational, low energy and energy efficient architecture. . - Building Physics - Energy rational, low energy and energy efficient architecture
  8. Contemporary houses types: Passive solar architecture (PSA) - specific types; self-sufficient, \\\\\\\"smart\\\\\\\" homes , energy + Contemporary houses types: Passive solar architecture (PSA) - specific types; self-sufficient, \\\\\\\"smart\\\\\\\" homes , energy +
  9. Influencing factors of total energy use in buildings Influencing factors of total energy use in buildings
  10. Energy savings - Natural day lighting, Materials, users behaviours, alternative energy Energy savings - Natural day lighting, Materials, users behaviours, alternative energy

  1. Calculation methods, dimensioning, design and simulation Calculation methods, dimensioning, design and simulation
  2. Energy and environmental restoration of newer and historic architecture Energy and environmental restoration of newer and historic architecture
  3. The architecture and ecology. The ecological approach to local and global level The architecture and ecology. The ecological approach to local and global level
  4. Healthy building, hygiene materials Healthy building, hygiene materials Natural House. Permaculture Natural House. Permaculture

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to the Assignment
  2. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  3. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  4. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  5. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  6. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  7. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  8. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  9. Midterm Presentation of the Assignment and Delivery
  10. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  11. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  12. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  13. Working on the assignment- Investigation
  14. Final Presentation of the Assignment and Delivery

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Final Exam140
+Actively Participation115
Total: 75
Learning outcomes
  •  Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the theories, principles and practices of Energy Efficient Architecture;
  •  Critical review of the design methodology and tools
  •  Creatively application and perception of the nature and energy needs
  •  Basic understanding of basic sustainable urban planning and green cities gradation, dominance, balance, unity.
  •  Critically review the role of the designer and architect in sustainable architecture
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • 4. S. Yannas. Solar Energy and Housing Design, Vol 1, Vol 2, Architectural Association, London, ISBN 1 870890 37 X, 1994.
  • 5. T. Herzog. Solar Energy in Architecture and Urban Planning, Prestel, Munich, New York, ISBN 3-7913-1652-4, 1996.
  • 6. B. Bjerge, The Ecology of Building Materials; Architectural Press Oxford; 2000

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)1+24545
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
Final Examination(1 week) 0
Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
Preparation for Final Examination6 0
Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 45
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 2