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Environment Techniques

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Course Unit Code229-0272/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
SKO80doc. Ing. Iveta Skotnicová, Ph.D.
KOZ171Ing. Michaela Černínová, Ph.D.
Students will be acquainted with the problems of description of the state of internal and external thermal environment of buildings, heating and thermal-technical properties of building structures and buildings, convective and radiant heating, with basic notions in acoustics, methods of noise measurement and noise reduction, with concepts in the field of lighting technology.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students will deepen their knowledge and skills in the field of thermal behavior of buildings, heating, daylight and building acoustics. Upon completion of the course the student can solve basic problems and perform calculations and proposals for building heating, energy performance of buildings, daylighting and building acoustics. Students will be acquainted with simple graphical calculation methods and with more complex simulation calculation programs (Heat, Loss, Energy, WDLS, SunLis). Students will acquire practical knowledge with noise measurements in the outdoor and indoor areas of buildings.
Course Contents
1. Legislative framework of Environmental Technique.
2. State of the environment - factors affecting the outdoor and indoor environment of buildings.
3. Legislation in the field of thermal and energy assessment of buildings
4. Heat-technical properties of buildings - heat transmission, thermal losses.
5. Heating - convective, design of heating systems.
6. Heating - radiant, large panels, light and dark emitters.
7. Legislation in the field of building lighting.
8. Daylight - basic concepts, properties, requirements.
9. Artificial lighting - basic concepts, parameters of light sources.
10. Sound and noise - basic concepts in the field of noise propagation.
11. Basic acoustic quantities, decibel scale, noise criteria.
12. Noise Assessment Legislation.
13. Acoustic sources, noise propagation and noise reduction devices.
14. Measurement of noise in the outdoor and indoor areas of buildings.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
PETCHERS, Neil. Combined heating, cooling & power handbook: technologies & applications an integrated approach to energy resource optimization. 2nd ed. Lilburn: Fairmont Press; London, c2012. ISBN 978-0-88173-689-2.

WATKINKS, David, E. Heating services in buildings: design, installation, commissioning & maintenance. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN 978-0-4706-5603-7.
CHADERTON, D. Building Services Engineering. Son Přes New York, 2004. ISBN: 0-203-56343-3.
NOVÝ, R. Technika prostředí. Skripta ČVUT Praha. 2006. ISBN 80-01-03492- 5.
Recommended Reading:
RIBANDO, R. Heat transfer tools. New York - McGraw-Hill Book Company, 2002. ISBN 0-07-246328-7.
HASSALL, J., R., ZAVERI, K. Acoustic noise measurements. 5th ed. Naerum: Brüel & Kjaer, 1988. ISBN 87-87355-21-3.
BYSTŘICKÝ, V. Osvětlení. Skripta ČVUT Praha. 1993, ISBN 80-01-00832-0.
PAPEŽ, K. Technická zařízení budov II – vytápění – cvičení. Skripta ČVUT Praha.
NOVÝ, R. Hluk a chvění. Skripta ČVUT Praha. 2009, ISBN 978-80-01-04347-9.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit35 18
        ExaminationExamination65 16