AAR4616 - Integrated Energy Design Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

Design and documentation of energy efficient buildings with focus on integrated energy design and renewable energy. Building integration of heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Building integration of renewable energy systems with emphasis on solar energy systems. Introduction to design and evaluation tools and integrated design methodology with focus on cooperation between architects and engineers.

Learning outcome

Students will learn to integrate energy systems into architectural design.

To be able to use relevant tools and methods for design and documentation of effective energy use and utilization of renewable energy in buildings.

General competence:
To be able to participate in interdisciplinary design projects with focus on effective energy use and renewable energy systems in buildings.

Learning methods and activities

Design studio guidance and presentations; co-operation in groups; site visits

Further on evaluation

For postponed evaluations based on project assignments a new or revised assignment in the course must be delivered within the deadline set by the course instructor.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)
Architecture - Continuing Education (ARAEVU)
Sustainable Architecture (MSSUSARC)

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, engineering or urban planning; bachelor in architecture, engineering or urban planning; or equivalent. The semester programmes for courses AAR4616 and AAR4926 are integrated. Students following AAR4616, must also follow AAR4926 Integrated Energy Design - Theory. Also, the course requires that student has followed the previous courses within the master programme in Sustainable Architecture at NTNU, or eqivalent - AAR4832, AAR4532, AAR4546, and AAR4817.

Course materials

Case studies; research articles and other literature; lecture notes; site visits.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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