Denmark, Horsens

Energy Efficient Houses

when 25 July 2016 - 12 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

The building sector accounts for 41% of the final energy consumption in EU (new houses only 1%), 35% of the greenhouse gas emissions in EU, 40% of the raw material consumption for the world economy (3 billion tons a year), 39% of the total waste flow in Denmark.
We must change the way we are using the worlds recourses and changing the way we are building houses is a good start
During the course the students will work with constructions in sustainable energy efficient houses and strategies from Passive Houses. They will be working in groups where every group must construct and visualize a vacation house, where they are using the different “green solutions and strategies” they are gaining during the course.
The course will be a combination from theoretical lessons, excursions and workshops about various green and renewable energy sources like shallow geothermal heating, wind turbines, photovoltaic solar panels, energy-efficient and sustainable homes and buildings. During the course there will be part evaluations of the students work. The evaluations, together with the final exam will form the student's overall grade.
The aim of the course is that the student will acquire so much knowledge about sustainability and low energy buildings, that he or she will be able to suggest relevant solutions for a new passive house at a given site.

Fee info

EUR 0: Applies to:
- all VIA University College students or EU/EEC students from VIA partner institutions, who can document that the VIA Summer School course is part of their education
EUR 250: Applies to:
- all EU/EEC students from VIA partner institutions, who cannot document that the VIA Summer School course is part of their education.
- all students from non VIA partner institutions, graduates from a school of higher education and applicants not being enrolled in any school of higher education.