Energy & Sustainability Management PT
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Sustainable building certification

level of course unit

Introduction and consolidation

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• identify and analyze requirements for a sustainable building in all planning phases
• compare different national and international certification systems and methods of certification
• describe the process of certification systems
• prepare life cycle analyses and life cycle assessments
• explain ecological, economic and socio-cultural criteria of sustainability in relation to buildings

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Requirements for a sustainable building in the planning and construction process as well as in operation
• Life cycle analyses
• National and international certification systems
• Ecological, economic and socio-cultural sustainability criteria in relation to buildings (e.g. flexibility and conversion capability)

recommended or required reading

• Wallbaum, H., Kytzia, S., und S. Kellenberger, 2011. Nachhaltig Bauen: Lebenszyklus, Systeme, Szenarien, Verantwortung. Zürich: Vdf Hochschulverlag
• König, H., ed. , et al., 2009. Lebenszyklusanalyse in der Gebäudeplanung: Grundlagen - Berechnung - Planungswerkzeuge. München: Ins. f. Int. Architektur
• Kummert, K., May, M., und A. Pelzeter, 2013. Nachhaltiges Facility Management. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Vieweg

assessment methods and criteria

Project and seminar thesis

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eLearning quota in percent


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

director of studies

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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