Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. AEBF01 overlap following cours/es: ABK100, TNA265, ABK100 och TNA265. Optional for: A4, W4. Course coordinator: Maria Wall,, Energi- och ByggnadsDesign. Recommended prerequisits: Building Technology. Assessment: 80% attendance at lectures and exercises and approved design task. To criticise another student’s design task is also part of the examination. Further information: The course is part of a course package which also includes the courses "Solar Architecture" and "Daylight in Buildings". Together, the courses give a broad knowledge regarding different aspects of solar energy, but they can also be taken individually in arbitrary order. Home page:

To reduce the energy use is a central goal in the society. Buildings designed for a low energy use is an important key to reduced environmental impact and the creation of a sustainable society. At the same time one must ensure that good thermal comfort and health is maintained in these buildings.

The course aims at providing practical knowledge about how different measures like architectural form, building orientation, adaptation to natural conditions, increased insulation, thermal mass, air-tightness, ventilation and heat recovery, design of construction details, energy-efficient windows, and passive solar gains, together can contribute to a low energy use and good thermal comfort.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Summary of course contents:

Adamson, B. & Hidemark, B. Sol Energi Form. Utformning av lågenergihus. Byggforskningsrådet T2:1986. 1986. ISBN: 91-540-4471-5.
Abel, E. & Ekberg, L. Energieffektivitet. (2003). Can be downloaded from the page
Articles and links distributed via the course home page.