TEP4315 - Indoor Environment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 70/100 4 hours
Semester assignment 30/100 A

Course content

Safety and health.
Indoor air quality and thermal comfort.
EU and Norwegian standards/regulations for indoor air quality and thermal comfort in working environment.
Dry air and humid air.
Moisture problems.
Design specifications for indoor thermal environment.
Design specifications for indoor atmospheric environment.
Acoustic environment and actinic environment.
Ventilation strategies for indoor spaces.
Airflow distribution in buildings and industrial applications.
Smoke control and fire/explosion hazards and regulations.

Learning outcome

This course will enable students get to know and understand:
- EU and Norwegian standards/regulations for working environments,
- Requirements and specifications for indoor environment.
- Indoor environment and health
- Indoor environment and thermal comfort.
- Change of state of humid air.
- Different ventilation and air conditioning solutions for climatization.
- Natural and mechanical ventilation.

At the end of the semester, students should be able
- to carry out field investigation/evaluation of indoor environment by measuring some basic indoor environmental parameters, including operative temperature, air velocity, turbulence intensity and pollutant concentration.
- to analyze/evaluate the indoor environment regarding requirements of safety, health and thermal comfort.

At the end of the semester, students should be able
- to evaluate different heating, ventilation solutions for a sufficient indoor environment in terms of thermal, atmospheric, acoustic conditions.
- to suggest improved solutions to achieve a desired indoor environment regarding thermal comfort and air quality.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures with problem based learning procedure.
In class exercise using the MINI chamber.
Technical tours to study HVAC installations in buildings in Trondheim area.
Mandatory calculation/exercises/project/lab.
The lectures and exercises are in English.
The Examination will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Lab exercises
  • Exercises (70%)
  • Semester project

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (70%) and semester project (30%). 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 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

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Given at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Facility Management
  • Working Environment and Safety in Heavy Industry
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Energy and Indoor Environment
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Building Science
  • Building Technology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Semester assignment 30/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 70/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Semester assignment 30/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home exam 70/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensformen er endret som et smittvernstiltaak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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