CEMREB3-Energy in Buildings - part two

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-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.

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:
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:

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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