Course syllabus

Energy Conservation

VSMF01, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

General Information

Elective for: IBYA3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course is intended to give knowledge about energy analysis of buildings and give proposals for improvements to meet the new requirements of an EU energy conservation directive including application documents from the National Board of Urban Planning. An important aspect is the complete view where stability, energy conservation, humidity and choice of external surface material are analysed together.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

have the knowledge to make it possible to suggest suitable measures for energy conservation both for newly constructed buildings and for improved existing buildings.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to analyse new and old buildings based on the demands given in the EU directive. Transparent solutions for improvements and reasonable economical calculations should be given.


Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Approved projects.

Code: 0109. Name: Energy Conservation.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0209. Name: Visits at Buildings.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Required prior knowledge: Basic courses in Structural engineering, Building physics, Building material, Building production technique and Building installations.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Bertil Fredlund,
Course homepage:
Further information: In the course there are projects based on real structures, both new buildings and old buildings.