Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.09.2018 - 12.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kari Alanne

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 a fundamental understanding of dynamic energy simulation principles

-has a basic understanding of suitable optimisation methodologies

-has preliminary readiness to do energy investment calculations in the building/HVAC sector

-understands the potential of combined simulation and optimisation in planning

-is able to take more advanced tools for combined simulation and optimisation into use

-is able to independently search for more information on the topic and to exploit this information

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Dynamic building energy simulation using the control volume principle and difference method for mathematical solution, basic principles and methodologies of investment calculations and especially building energy investments, some principles of optimisation methodologies, mainly focused on search algorithms and GA, combining simulation and optimisation, homework, teamwork.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, home exercises, course assignment.

Assessment criteria: 50% course assignment, 50% exam.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures/contact hours         20

Home exercises                    20

Course assignment               60

Course material                   10

Preparing for exam               20

Exam                                  3

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course handouts, research paper.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Ene-58.4129 Rakennusten energiaoptimointi (Building energy optimization)

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

EEN-E4002           Heating and cooling systems

EEN-E4003           Ventilation and air conditioning systems

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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