Design and Renewable Energy - 10606460
Course Title
Design and Renewable Energy
Course Number
10606460
Instructor Name
Sameh Monna
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Second Semester 2020
Second Semester 2018
Second Semester 2016
Compulsory / Elective
Elective
Course Description

The contents of this course are the following:

1.     Introduction to energy and climatic design

2.     Introduction to renewable energy

3.     Introduction to thermal comfort, heat transmittance and solar gain calculation   

4.     Solar Energy: Sun position and sun path

5.     Building materials and glazing selection for solar design

6.     Passive design systems (solar window, solarium, solar wall, solar chimney, shading devices, daylight design  …etc )

7.     Active design systems: (Solar water heating systems, Photovoltaic,…)

8.     Geothermal energy design for buildings

9.     Wind energy design for building

       10. Introduction to computer software for renewable energy integration in building design.

Course Objectives

This course aims to provide the students with the fundamental understanding of passive and active systems using renewable energy in building design. The course will provide the students in architectural engineering with the principles to integrate renewable energies (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass) in the project design, design concepts and materials.

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences
  • An ability to design a building, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as environmental, social, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve architectural engineering problems
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of architectural engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern architectural engineering tools necessary for architectural engineering practice
Textbook and References
Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
- An ability to design a building, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as environmental, social, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability 40%
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve architectural engineering problems 30%
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern architectural engineering tools necessary for architectural engineering practice 30%