Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2018 - 11.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Risto Kosonen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After passing the course the student

- has preliminary readiness to design and size HVAC- system in computer aided design (CAD) environment

- enables participants to use simple and advanced computational tools

- has a basic understanding of building information modelling (BIM)

- has understanding of construction and design processes and the tasks of HVAC consulter in different design phases in commercial buildings design

- has a basic understanding of building codes and standards related with HVAC- design of commercial buildings

- enables participants perform basic design documents

- has a basic understanding of the design target setting, system selection, dimension of systems and product selection for non-residential buildings

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Design assignment of commercial building where HVAC system is selected and dimensioned

- Assignment is divided into predesign and detailed design phases where the relevant HVAC design tasks are conducted

- Preliminary design phase:

  • targets setting for indoor climate, system performance and energy demand.
  • energy and peak load calculations for heating and cooling, system selection and       
  • space demand for HVAC system

- Detailed design phase:

  • Sizing of air handling units, pipe and duct works and room systems.
  • Control strategy
  • Product selection
  • Documents for contract offering and documents for building permit

- Team work

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course assigment

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 20 h

Course assigment 80 h

Other self-learning 34 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes and literature (to be specified later)

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Ene-58.4128 Design of HVAC systems II

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

EEN-E4004 Fundamentals of HVAC design

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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