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Sustainable urban energy

Individual course

This is a supporting course.

The course introduces subjects such as legislation and standards regarding building energy efficiency and urban energy, city energy planning for the 2030 and 2050 horizons, building planning for energy efficiency, zero energy buildings, energy audits, building integrated renewable energy generation and passive solar energy utilisation as well as energy efficiency renovation, calculating energy efficiency gains and GHG reduction potential.

After the course, the student

  • can explain the concepts and legislative requirements for zero energy buildings and positive energy districts
  • has gained understanding of the key technologies and key performance indicators (KPIs) of energy sustainable dwellings and sustainable city structures
  • will be able to calculate energy needs of buildings as well as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with energy consumption
  • can apply the psychometric chart and able to size and select suitable heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies for different climate zones
  • can also apply energy modelling tools and is able to size building-integrated renewable energy technologies
  • can calculate the renewable energy generation potential and make an economic assessment of the applied technologies in terms of payback time and net energy costs

This is an online course, with pre-recorded video lectures, learning material and exercises. Live video conference and discussion.

More information in University of Oulu’s WebOodi course page.

Responsible teacher

University of Oulu
Eva Pongrácz , Professor
eva.pongracz(at)oulu.fi

Contact person for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Service designer
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
Energy storages
Topic:
Applications and technologies of energy storages
Course code:
488506S
Credits:
5 ECTS
Teaching period:
10.3.–23.4.2020
Application deadline:
3.3.2020
Host university:
University of Oulu
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Level of studies:
Advanced
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
Bachelor level studies in engineering.
Study suitable for:
Master's students of process/environmental/energy/construction engineering. PhD students also welcome to participate.