SEE8116 - Building Performance Assessment

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with basic knowledge of the design construction and operation of low energy and green buildings. The outcome is to furnish students with the skills to assess if a particular building is fulfilling its design targets and aspirations. Typical subjects covered may include:

• targets for sustainable buildings’ energy and water usage
• new concepts in high performance, low-carbon buildings 
• trends in voluntary & mandatory methods to rate performance 
• Hong Kong – the building stock, its status and necessary upgrade
• international trends in building performance evaluation techniques
• building energy simulation, IAQ modelling and introductory CFD modelling in buildings

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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