TEP4235 - Energy Management in Buildings


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Semester assignment 25/100 A
Written examination 75/100 4 hours D

Course content

The main goal of the course is to build up the right attitude to the use of energy in buildings considering also all environmental consequences. Furthermore, the intention is to develop a multidisciplinary approach to the energy supply and use in new and existing buildings taking advantage of knowledge from architecture, building technology, applied thermodynamics, electrical power engineering, heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning, control engineering, economics, management and data processing. Lectures are dealing with indoor environment, profitability of measures, energy prices and tarifs, building phisics, heat loses and gains, building installations, automatis controls, energy consumption analisys, practical work with energy efficeincy measures, potential for energy conservation, energy monitoring.

Learning outcome

The course provides the student with knowledge about:
- Holistic and multi-disciplinary solutions that provide optimal indoor environment in a resource-wise and economically sound manner.
- Calculation and evaluation methods for profitability assessments of measures.
- Indoor environment - standards and recommendations, building hygiene, health and quality of life..
- The interaction between the outdoor climate, building, energy supply and technical installation.
- Heat loss and heat gains in buildings and what affects the building's heat balance in the short and long term.
- Thermal energy supply by means of combustion and electric boilers, heat pumps, solar heating systems, district heating.
- Technical installations for heating, cooling, ventilation, domestic hot water, lighting, heat recovery.
- Control and building automation.
- Measurement techniques and instrumentation.
- Management, operation and maintenance.

The course should enable the student to:
- Calculate peck power and energy demand based on external and internal loads.
- Calculate the required air flow to achieve a satisfactory indoor environment.
- Calculate the profitability of energy efficiency measures.
- Choose energy efficiency measures for new construction and upgrading of existing buildings that are optimal for both the economy and environment.

After ended course:
- The student should have competence for the calculation and evaluation of the buildings peck power and energy demand and indoor environment achieved.
- The student will be able to apply this expertise to choose solutions for building construction, energy supply and technical installation that provide an optimal indoor environment in a resource-wise and economically sound manner.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculation exercises, laboratory assignment. Term project assignment will be conducted as a problem based group work and will be graded with 25% weight for the final grade. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. If the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Semester exercise

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (75%) and semester project (25%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
Requirement to take the written exam is passed semester project and approved compulsory exercises. Grade for the term project assignment and compulsory exercises may only transferred from the previous year.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.
For re-take of an examination, all assemssments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Enøk i bygninger - effektiv energibruk (Energy Conservation in Buildings - Efficient Energy Usage), Gyldendal undervisning, Oslo, 2007.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO7035 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Semester assignment 25/100 A
Autumn ORD Written examination 75/100 D 2018-12-10 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.