Course syllabus

Ventilation och luftkvalitet i byggnader
Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

ABKF10, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2021-04-15

General Information

Main field: Energy-efficient and Environmental Buildings.
Compulsory for: MEMB1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


To give more advanced knowledge about the indoor environment; the factors which influence the indoor environment and how a satisfying indoor environment should be achieved by the design of the technical systems with focus on the ventilation systems.

To give the student knowledge to create buildings which fulfill demands concerning comfort, healthy indoor environment and energy requirements.

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



The course aims to start with introducing air quality and the substances which may occur in the indoor environment. The known effects on the humans will be described. Demands which fulfil a satisfying thermal and hygienical indoor environment will be elaborated.

The course will continue to deal with technical measures which aim at creating a satisfying indoor environment and a good air quality indoors. The technical solutions include different ventilations systems and other HVAC systems. The design of these systems and its components will be lectured and focus will be given on to explain how the system should be designed in order to achieve a satisfying indoor environment and energy-efficient design solution.

The problem of fire smoke spread via ventilation systems including hazardeous substances, high temperatures and poor visibility will be described.

The students will perform exercises including calculation both by hand and computer. The content of the course will be applied in an exercise which the students will work with during the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The final grade is based 70% on the written examination and 30% on the performance related to the exercises and project.

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: 0113. Name: Exercise.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Examination based on written report according to given criteria. Contents: Design of ventilation system incl. pressure drop calculation.
Code: 0213. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Examination based on the written examination. Contents: Written examination of the whole course.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Saqib Javed,
Teacher: Dennis Johansson,
Teacher: Marwan Abugabbara,
Teacher: Saqib Javed,
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