The course deals with the design of urban space considering the interaction with the built surroundings and environmental factors, the compatibility and incompatibility at different scales, in order to identify innovative technological solutions, which meet the requirements of users, enhance places and pursue the objectives of environmental sustainability. Key methodologies in performance, parameters, indicators and evaluation criteria guide the various stages of the process.
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Review of thermal sciences. Main characteristics of passive systems. Thermal behavior of the structures. Thermal insulating materials. Determination of energy requirements for air conditioning of buildings. Integrated design of the building-plant system. Renewable energy production and use systems. Elements of acoustics and lighting technology. Notes on energy saving. Reference regulations.

Core Documentation

Heat and Mass Transfer, Yunus A. Çengel.

Reference Bibliography

ASHRAE Handbooks - Fundamentals, HVAC Systems and Equipment, Applications, Refrigeration - Ed. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Type of delivery of the course

Traditional classroom lectures and exercises on the topics listed in the syllabus.


Attendance is mandatory.

Type of evaluation

The exam includes the preparation of a specific paper, which explains in more detail the checks and calculations carried out, and a final presentation, in the context of the presentation of the project, of the in-depth analyzes carried out on the specific topics of the module and their integration in the project.