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Building Environment

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Course Unit Code229-0901/05
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated10 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Third Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer 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.
PAN083Ing. Vladan Panovec, Ph.D.
Choice problems of the thermal protectin of buildings. Practical numerical modelling of hygro-thermal effects and computer simulation. Hygro-thermal static modelling of critical building details by means of two (three)-dimensional temperature field. Energy performance of buildings. Calculation of energy use for space heating. Practical checking of the thermal-technical characteristics with form of measuring in situ.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim is to deepen understanding and knowledge of students in the field of building physics.
Complex solving of problems of the thermal protection of buildings with intensify of current findings of master studies. Modeling of thermal effects and computer simulation, especially with a view to solving of 2-D a 3-D thermal field. Energy balance of buildings. Measuring of the thermal-technical characteristics.
Part Acoustics deepens student's knowledge of sound propagation outdoors and indoors, with a focus on the acoustic properties of building constructions, evaluation, measurement and computational models of buildings.
Part Daylight deepens student's knowledge in the assessment of daylight and sunshine in buildings. It focuses on computational graphic methods and computer simulation.

Course Contents
Thermal-technical requirements on the thermal protection of buildings, energy legislation. Calculation methods of solving of the thermal-technical quantities (TEPLO 2011). Computer simulation and assessment of details by means of two-(three) dimensional temperature field (AREA 2011, CUBE3D 2009) at the steady thermal field. Practical use of software for building physics with a solution of one-dimensional temperature field at the unsteady thermal field (CalA).
Thermal stability of a room – an assessment of a critical room from a point of view of a maximal increase of temperature and a maximal summer temperature (STABILITA 2011, SIMULACE 2011). Building energy characteristic of a building (ZTRÁTY 2011, ENERGIE 2013). Practical checking of the thermal-technical characteristics with form of measuring in situ.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Hens, H. Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture: Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examplesand Exercises, Wilhelm Ernst&Sohn, Berlin 2012, pp. 330. ISBN: 978-3-433-03027-1
Hens, H. Applied Building Physics, Wilhelm Ernst&Sohn, Berlin 2011, pp. 308. ISBN: 978-3-433-02962-6.
Skotnicová, I., Labudek, J. Stavební tepelná technika I, CERM, Brno 2011, s. 83. ISBN 978-80-7204-767-3.
Vaverka a kol.: Stavební tepelná technika a energetika budov. VUTIUM Brno, 2006.
Jan Kaňka, Zbyněk Svoboda: Stavební fyzika 31. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 2004, ISBN 80-01-02861-5.
RYBÁR, P. a kol. Denní osvětlení a oslunění budov. 1. vyd., Brno, ERA, 2002.
Recommended Reading:
Hens, H. Performance Based Building Design 2: From Timber-framed Construction to Partition Walls, Wilhelm Ernst&Sohn, Berlin 2012, pp. 292. ISBN: 978-3-433-03023-3.
Roaf, S., Hancock, M. Energy Efficiency Building, Blackwell, Oxford 1992
CEN EN 12354-1 Building Acoustics - Estimation of Acoustic Performance of Buildings from the Performance of Elements - Part 1: Airborne Sound Insulation between Rooms
BS EN 12354-2:2000
Building acoustics. Estimation of acoustic performance in buildings from the performance of elements. Impact sound insulation between room
CEN EN 12665 Light and Lighting - Basic Terms and Criteria for Specifying Lighting Requirements
BSI BS EN 12464-1 Light and lighting — Lighting of work places — Part 1: Indoor work places
ČSN 73 0540/2011 Tepelná ochrana budov – Část 2: Požadavky.
ČSN 73 0540/2005 Tepelná ochrana budov– Část 1,3,4
Vyhláška č. 78/2013 Sb. o energetické náročnosti budov
ČSN 73 0580 – 1 Denní osvětlení budov – Část 1: Základní požadavky. 2007.
ČSN 73 0580 – 2 Denní osvětlení budov – Část 2: Denní osvětlení obytných budov. 2007.
ČSN 73 0580 – 3 Denní osvětlení budov – Část 3: Denní osvětlení škol. 1994.
ČSN 73 0580 – 4 Denní osvětlení budov – Část 4: Denní osvětlení průmyslových budov.1994
ČSN 73 0581 – Oslunění budov a venkovních prostor – Metoda stanovení hodnot. Září 2009.
ČSN 73 4301 – Obytné budovy, 2004, změna Z1/2005, Z2/2009.
ČSN EN ISO 717-1 Hodnocení zvukové izolace stavebních konstrukcí a v budovách – Část 1: Vzduchová neprůzvučnost. ČNI Praha 1998.
ČSN EN ISO 717-2 Hodnocení zvukové izolace stavebních konstrukcí a v budovách – Část 2: Kročejová neprůzvučnost. ČNI Praha 1998.
ČSN 73 0532/2010 Akustika – Ochrana proti hluku v budovách a souvisící akustické vlastnosti stavebních výrobků – Požadavky.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined