CEMREB3-Energy in Buildings - part two

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2013/4

Module Convenor: Dr Runming Yao

Email: R.Yao@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module will introduce computer simulation methods applied in building performance analysis. Students will gain simulation experience and skills through a computer simulation practice. Students are expected to propose an optimum design solution based on the analysis of the simulation results and present to audience.

Aims:
To provide knowledge of building simulations and hands-on practice of simulation using commercial software packages such as Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES).

Assessable learning outcomes:
• Define the purpose of building simulations;
• Produce building simulation models;
• Propose scenarios which affect energy consumption;
• Perform simulations using computer software packages;
• Analyze results and propose optimum solutions

Additional outcomes:
Students should be able to work within a team and present the outcome of their work to course staff and other members of the class.

Outline content:

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lecture and tutorials

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 3
Tutorials 17
Guided independent study 80
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 90
Oral assessment and presentation 10

Other information on summative assessment:
Coursework:
Building simulation –energy efficient building design assignment

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Deduction of 10% for work up to 7 days late. Work submitted more that 7 days late will not be marked, and will receive a mark of zero

Length of examination:
N/A

Requirements for a pass:
50% or better overall to pass at Level 7

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission of coursework in September

Last updated: 22 August 2013

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