Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


  • Recognize and communicate the entity of indoor environment quality
  • Describe the importance of multidisciplinary cooperation in achieving good IEQ
  • Identify the challenges that different building segments (e.g. residential and public buildings) have in creating an optimal level of IEQ
  • Describe the state-of-the-art technical solutions (ventilation, acoustic, lighting) for creating an optimal level of IEQ
  • Identify and assess the different technical solutions for heating, cooling, and ventilation.Critically reflect and report on his or her own learning and on the teaching methods used during the course
  • Group working and presentation skills


Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2020 - 21.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Heidi Salonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Heidi Salonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course indoor environment technology covers different indoor environment quality (IEQ) factors such as indoor air quality, lighting, ventilation, acoustic etc. and the technology within these factors. The course emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary cooperation in achieving good IEQ and exposes students to state-of the-art technologies, as well as strategies for creating, controlling and estimating different indoor environment quality factors (e.g. indoor air quality, light and sound) as well as considering the end-user comfort in non-industrial buildings (daylight sufficiency, visual-, acoustic- and thermal comfort). Within the course, participants are required to write a group work report, present the group work, and write a learning diary in order to develop communication and presentation skills as well as reflection skills about the teaching and their own learning. The course includes a company seminar and a company visit.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1-5 based on the group work (average grade from 5 different parts) (50%) plus the learning diary (50%).  Note: Participation is compulsory in at least 80% of the classes. However, note that Week 7 event is compulsory.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The teaching is organized as lectures, seminar, company visits, facilitated group work, independent group work and learning diary. The workload of each activity varies according to the needs of the students.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ·         Lecture materials

    ·         Group work materials

    ·         Seminar materials

    ·         Book: Bluyssen, P.M. The Indoor Environment Handbook. How to Make Buildings Healthy and Comfortable. 2009. Available online at:

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Indoor Air Quality (CIV-E3030) or Comfortable and Healthy Indoor Environments (EEN-E4001) or Principles and fundamentals of lighting (parallel attendance accepted) (ELEC-E8700)

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities



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