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BULD7034 - Green Building

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Title:Green Building
Long Title:Green Building
Module Code:BULD7034
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: KEVIN COLEMAN
Module Description: The module examines the sustainability of buildings including the measuring of energy and carbon, calculating the lifecycle cost of buildings and the effect climate regulations have on buildings and building services.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Interpret the effect of climate change on buildings and building services.
LO2 Discuss and review the application of sustainability in building design, procurement, operation and aftercare.
LO3 Analyse energy use and carbon output of buildings.
LO4 Evaluate the total cost of buildings using Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) principles.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

14142 BULD7003 Industrial Building Services
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Energy and Carbon Auditing
Measuring energy, total loss coefficient, degree days, CUSUM energy auditing, thermal upgrades, MEPC, MCPC, energy modeling software, building energy management systems
Sustainability in buildings.
Environmental, economic, social sustainability. Measuring sustainability, LEED, BREEAM, etc., soft landings protocols, post occupancy evaluations, commissioning protocols and planning.
Life cycle costing
Life cycle cost analysis, service life planning of building services and components, full carbon costing of buildings, investment appraisal, the role of the energy manager.
Climate change and buildings.
Climate change legislation, Building Regulations Part L, EU directives affecting buildings. Impact of CCL on building design, construction and operation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Short answer questions on energy and carbon auditing in buildings. 3 20.0 Week 4
Project Applied project, with individual and group elements, assessing sustainability in the design, construction and operation of buildings. 1,2,3,4 60.0 Week 11
Performance Evaluation Use energy modeling software to assess the energy use and carbon output of a building. 2,3 20.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory on course topics and worked examples. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Assessment of practical competency through laboratory-based project 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material and preparation of reports for selected laboratory sessions and in-class topics. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory on course topics and worked examples. 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Assessment of practical competency through laboratory-based project 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material and preparation of reports for selected laboratory sessions and in-class topics. 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Tarik Al-Shemmeri 2011, Energy Audits, 1 Ed., 10, Wiley-Blackwell UK [ISBN: 9780470656082]
  • Cotgrave and Riley 2012, Total sustainability in the built Environment, Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 0230390587]
  • Douglas J. Harris 2012, A guide to Energy Management in buildings, 1st Ed., Spon Press [ISBN: 9780415566483]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Churcher, D 2008, Whole-life costing analysis, BSRIA
  • Julie Kerr 2017, Introduction to Energy and Climate: Developing a sustainable environment., 1st Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 9781498774390]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Irish Government Publications 2015, Climate Action and Low Carbon Developments Act 2015
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 6 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 6 Mandatory

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