ST-110 Building Equipments (2). Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture
5th Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Optional Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Course Leader: Alexandru Iatan
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Learning outcomes:
Acquiring knowledge related to building equipment and utilities to attend the sustainable requirements of indoor comfort and also related to fire safety of buildings structure and inside occupants.
Understanding the conditional relationships between technical building equipment and the other components / parts of building area in order to ensure the sustainability of the construction an environment nearby.
Knowledge of the differences between the passive and the active approach in sustainable design of buildings;
Correctly identify the technical equipment and building systems related to the concept of construction sustainability;
Suitable evaluation of technical areas for utilitarian and technological equipment related to functional and comfort requirements;
Application of building quality requirements lows, driving the building to almost net zero energy consumption and obtaining a neutral impact on the environment from building supplied with high energy efficient equipment's.
1. Environment. Resources. Wind energy; solar energy; water energy; geothermal energy; energy derived from biomass: biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas.
2. Thermal comfort and indoor air quality - sustainable approach. Concepts. Sources. Integration of passive and active heating and cooling systems. The use of renewable energy sources. Operating principles . Equipment's. Technical spaces. Sick building syndrome.
3. Hygienic-sanitary comfort -sustainable approach. Drinking water treatment and compliance. Domestic hot water. Preparation. The use of renewable energy sources. Equipment's and systems. Technical spaces.
4. Visual comfort - sustainable approach. The influence of natural light. Light zoning of building. Scheduling activities. Artificial light sources. Technical spaces.
5. Electricity production in place. Sources. Mechanical energy conversion. Luminous energy conversion. Operating principle's. Equipment and systems. Technical spaces.
6. High energy performance standards (nZEB, passive house, green house, etc.). Integration of heating-cooling-ventilation-air conditioning systems in the final concept of the building. Equipment and systems. Technical spaces.
7. Wastewater treatment. Reducing the impact over the environment - treatment and reuse of gray and rainwaters. Equipment and systems. Technical spaces
8. Buildings management systems. Automation. Monitoring. Technical alarms. Smart buildings.
9. Fire safety. Electrical installations and equipment with fire safety role. Emergency / standby power sources. Uninterruptible power supplies. Stand-by generators. Technical spaces. Emergency lighting. Protection against lightning strikes.
10. Fire safety. Fire detection, signaling and alarms. Building classification. Operating principle's. Detection technologies. Alarm devices. Location's. Supervised areas. Conditioning. Particularities.
11. Fire safety. Water extinguishing. Manual systems. Automatic systems. Operating principle's. Building classification. Technical spaces. Conditioning.
12. Fire safety. Special extinguishing agents (foam, powder, inert gas, CO2). Operating principle's. Technical spaces
13. Fire safety. Mechanical smoke evacuation. Operating principle's. Building classification. Technical spaces. Relationship with other building security systems.
14. Transportation. Mechanical systems. Hydraulic systems. Elevators. Escalators. Platforms. Ramps. Size, speed, capacity. Technical spaces.
Teaching Method:
Lecture / Presentation / Video projection, debate, question and answer session
Summative, written exam, multiple choice exam, 30 questions to be answered, one or two correct answers
1. Sustainable Technologies for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings - 2019 – Sašo Medved; Suzana Domjan; Ciril Arkar
2. Photovoltaics for Sustainable Electricity and Buildings – 2017 - Ali Sayigh
3. Sustainable Water Management in Buildings – 2020 - Agnieszka Stec
4. Energy-Efficient HVAC Design - An Essential Guide for Sustainable Building – 2014 - Javad Khazaii
5. Green Building Guidelines:Meeting the Demand for Low-Energy, Resource-Efficient Homes – 2019 – 5th Ed
6. Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications – 2016 - Mardiana Idayu Ahmad; Mazran Ismail; Saffa Riffat
7. Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings – 2017 - John Littlewood; Catalina Spataru; Robert J. Howlett; Lakhmi C. Jain
8. Transportation systems in buildings - CIBSE Guide D:2010
9. A HANDBOOK OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING -An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance – 2019- 2nd edition- Dejan Mumovic; Mat Santamouris
10. Mechanical and electrical systems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, 5th Ed, Frank Dagostino, Joseph Wujek
11. Instalații – echipare (II). Note de curs – format electronic – Alexandru Mircea IATAN
12. *** Building regulations: I9/2015, I7/2011, 5/2010
13. *** Fire safety regulations P118: P118-1/1999; P118-2/2013; P118-3/2015