Course syllabus

Energy Conservation

VBFF15, 8 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2020-03-23

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course is intended to provide knowledge about the energy performance of buildings and provide suggestions for improvements. The course involves an in-depth field of energy conservation and energy-efficient construction. The focus is on understanding how energy simulation of houses is done in various simulation programs and tools. Project assignments are conducted in small groups where students do literature research on the subject and also carry out calculations. These are then reported in writing and orally


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must



Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Approved projects and examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0119. Name: Energy Conservation.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination
Code: 0219. Name: Project Energy Conservation.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written and oral presentation of project work. The project is accepted when the quality meets the teaching goals.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic courses in Building Science, Building Physics and Building Materials.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VSMF01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Petter Wallentén,
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