229-0101 – Building Environment (PSt)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Building Environment and Building Services
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Iveta Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
229-0101/01 1999/2000 2008/2009 5
229-0101/02 2005/2006 2008/2009 5
229-0101/03 2007/2008 2008/2009 4
229-0101/04 2009/2010 5
229-0101/06 2009/2010 4
229-0101/07 2011/2012 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will acquire basic knowledge and skills in building thermal technology. He will learn to assess structures and buildings according regulative and standard requirements. He is able to solve elementary computational tasks using approximate and exact methods using special softwares and he will get the ability to design and evaluate the building structure in terms of thermal technical requirements.

Teaching methods



The course deals with building thermal technology (thermal protection of buildings). Students will learn the main thermal technical requirements and computing procedures according to European and Czech standards. They will be able to propose additional measures to improve the thermal properties of buildings and to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings.

Compulsory literature:

HENS, H. Applied Building Physics – Boundary Conditions, Building Performance and Material Properties. Berlin: Wilhelm Ernst Sohn, 2011. 308 p. ISBN 978-3-433-02962-6. HENS, H. Building Physics – Heat, Air and Moisture – Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples And Exercises. 2nd Edition, Berlin: Wilhelm Ernst Sohn, 2012. 315 p. ISBN 978-3-433-03027-1. EN ISO 6946:2007 Building components and building elements -- Thermal resistance and thermal transmittance -- Calculation method. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD, Directive 2010/31/EU).

Recommended literature:

Roaf, S., Hancock, M. Energy Efficiency Building, Blackwell, Oxford 1992.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.