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Energy Challenges and Environmental Sustainability

01SOSQA

A.A. 2020/21

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Territorial, Urban, Environmental And Landscape Planning - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 32
Esercitazioni in aula 8
Tutoraggio 20
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Mutani Guglielmina Ricercatore ING-IND/11 32 8 0 0 3
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/11 4 C - Affini o integrative Attività formative affini o integrative
2020/21
The course is aimed at acquiring a thorough knowledge of the technologies for energy savings, considering their environmental impact where possible the exploitation of renewable energy sources. The most common technologies will be analysed, with reference to their functional characteristics, their integration into the urban context, the criteria for choosing between the technical and economic alternatives, their location aspects and economic incentives. Constitute topics of the course: - Action Plans for Energy and Environmental Protocols that combine the achievement of energy savings with minimal impact on the environment, land and human health - Technologies for the production of energy from renewable sources and their availability on a regional scale - Assessment of energy requirements for buildings on an urban scale - Energy saving technologies in the residential sector - Tools for the control of energy saving and of noise and light pollution.
The course is aimed at acquiring a thorough knowledge of the technologies for energy savings, considering their environmental impact where possible the exploitation of renewable energy sources. The most common technologies will be analysed, with reference to their functional characteristics, their integration into the urban context, the criteria for choosing between the technical and economic alternatives, their location aspects and economic incentives. Constitute topics of the course: - Action Plans for Energy and Environmental Protocols that combine the achievement of energy savings with minimal impact on the environment, land and human health - Technologies for the production of energy from renewable sources and their availability on a regional scale - Assessment of energy requirements for buildings on an urban scale - Energy saving technologies and low-carbon systems in buildings' sector - Tools for the control of energy savings and noise and light pollution interventions.
Ability to: - Analyze the characteristics of the built territory by assessing the main impacts in terms of climate, energy resources and finally air, noise and light pollution - Assess the needs and criteria of territorial distribution of energy consumptions and energy sources. EN: could be interesting to follow the courses: Technology for renewable energy sources, Energy savings and comfort in buildings and Models and scenarios for energy planning (Ingegneria Energetica e Nucleare).
Ability to: - Analyze the characteristics of the built territory by assessing the main impacts in terms of climate, energy resources and finally air, noise and light pollution - Assess the needs and criteria of territorial distribution of energy consumptions and energy sources. EN: could be interesting to follow the courses: Technology for renewable energy sources and Energy savings and comfort in buildings (Ingegneria Energetica e Nucleare).
Knowledge of the fundamentals of: energy efficiency of residential systems, renewable technologies, thermodynamics, light, acoustics; and know how to use GIS software.
Knowledge of the fundamentals of: energy efficiency in buildings, renewable technologies, thermodynamics, light, acoustics; and know how to use GIS software.
The course is structured around the following themes: - Assessment of energy needs for space heating and domestic hot water production of the residential building stock in Turin; considerations on the age and on the compactness of the buildings (through the surface to volume ratio S/V). - Feasibility of using solar energy at the regional, municipal and district scale; - Feasibility of the technologies that use forest biomass at local scale and considerations on supply energy; - Improvement the energy efficiency solutions and the effectiveness of the different retrofit interventions - Evaluation on energy policies that could be implemented on the territory.
The course is structured around the following themes: - Assessment of energy needs for space heating and domestic hot water production of the residential building stock in Turin; considerations on the age and on the compactness of the buildings (through the surface to volume ratio S/V). - Feasibility of using solar energy at the regional, municipal and district scale; - Feasibility of the technologies that use forest biomass at local scale and considerations on supply energy; - Improvement the energy efficiency solutions and the effectiveness of the different retrofit interventions - Evaluation on energy policies that could be implemented on the territory.
The hours of teaching can be divided into hours of theoretical lectures and practical lessons. Practical lessons consist in the development of the analysis of the site relative to one or more areas on the territory, in particular analyzing energy consumptions and the available renewable energy sources. It is required the development of numerical exercises using GIS software.
The hours of teaching can be divided into hours of theoretical lectures and practical lessons. Practical lessons consist in the development of the analysis of the site relative to one or more areas on the territory, in particular analyzing energy consumptions and the available renewable energy sources. It is required the development of numerical exercises using GIS software.
- Duffie & Beckman, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, John Wiley & sons, 4th edition, New York 2013. - Peter Gevorkian, Sustainable energy systems in architectural design: a blueprint for green building, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006 - P. Gevorkian, Sustainable energy systems engineering: the complete green building design resource, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006 - B. Sorensen, Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics, Elsevier Associated Press, London, 2004 - Tiwari G.N., Solar Energy - Fundamentals, Design, Modelling, and Applications, CRC Press, 2002 - J.A. Clarke, Energy simulation in building design, 2nd ed., Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, 2001 - Moncef Krarti, Energy audit of building systems: an engineering approach, Boca Raton: CRC, 2000 - ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, available at the Library of Department of Energy - Training material, software and data on: http://www.retscreen.net/ang/home.php. - Older texts on these subjects are: - Neville S. Billington, Building physics: heat, Oxford: Pergamon, 1976 - Baruch Givoni, Man, climate and architecture, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1969 - Victor Olgyay, Design with climate : bioclimatic approach to architectural regionalism, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992 - Baruch Givoni, Passive and low energy cooling of buildings, New York: Reinhold, 1994 - Community Energy International case studies, Dr Neil Simcock, Rebecca Willis and Peter Capener, in association with Lancaster Environment Centre – Lancaster University, Published by The British Academy in 2016.
- Duffie & Beckman, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, John Wiley & sons, 4th edition, New York 2013. - Peter Gevorkian, Sustainable energy systems in architectural design: a blueprint for green building, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006 - P. Gevorkian, Sustainable energy systems engineering: the complete green building design resource, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006 - B. Sorensen, Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics, Elsevier Associated Press, London, 2004 - Tiwari G.N., Solar Energy - Fundamentals, Design, Modelling, and Applications, CRC Press, 2002 - J.A. Clarke, Energy simulation in building design, 2nd ed., Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, 2001 - Moncef Krarti, Energy audit of building systems: an engineering approach, Boca Raton: CRC, 2000 - ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, available at the Library of Department of Energy - Training material, software and data on: http://www.retscreen.net/ang/home.php. - Older texts on these subjects are: - Neville S. Billington, Building physics: heat, Oxford: Pergamon, 1976 - Baruch Givoni, Man, climate and architecture, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1969 - Victor Olgyay, Design with climate : bioclimatic approach to architectural regionalism, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992 - Baruch Givoni, Passive and low energy cooling of buildings, New York: Reinhold, 1994 - Community Energy International case studies, Dr Neil Simcock, Rebecca Willis and Peter Capener, in association with Lancaster Environment Centre – Lancaster University, Published by The British Academy in 2016.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo;
Individual check on the topics covered in the course with an oral discussion starting with the presentation of the exercises. The oral examination assess the knowledge of all the issues of the course and of technical language.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group graphic design project;
Individual check on the topics covered in the course with an oral discussion starting with the presentation of the exercises. During the course there will be four exercises that will be corrected and the grade of these exercises will average with the oral grade in the final evaluation of the exam. The oral examination assess the knowledge of all the issues of the course and of technical language.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo;
Individual check on the topics covered in the course with an oral discussion starting with the presentation of the exercises. The oral examination assess the knowledge of all the issues of the course and of technical language.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group graphic design project;
Individual check on the topics covered in the course with an oral discussion starting with the presentation of the exercises. During the course there will be four exercises that will be corrected and the grade of these exercises will average with the oral grade in the final evaluation of the exam. The oral examination assess the knowledge of all the issues of the course and of technical language.


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