229-0901/04 – Building Environment (PSt)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Building Environment and Building ServicesCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Iveta Skotnicová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Iveta Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PAN083 Ing. Vladan Panovec, Ph.D.
SKO80 doc. Ing. Iveta Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 10+0
Part-time Examination 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim is to deepen understanding and knowledge of students in the field of building physics. Complex solving of problems of the thermal protection of buildings with intensify of current findings of master studies. Modeling of thermal effects and computer simulation, especially with a view to solving of 2-D a 3-D thermal field. Energy balance of buildings. Measuring of the thermal-technical characteristics. Part Acoustics deepens student's knowledge of sound propagation outdoors and indoors, with a focus on the acoustic properties of building constructions, evaluation, measurement and computational models of buildings. Part Daylight deepens student's knowledge in the assessment of daylight and sunshine in buildings. It focuses on computational graphic methods and computer simulation. , •

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


Choice problems of the thermal protectin of buildings. Practical numerical modelling of hygro-thermal effects and computer simulation. Hygro-thermal static modelling of critical building details by means of two (three)-dimensional temperature field. Energy performance of buildings. Calculation of energy use for space heating. Practical checking of the thermal-technical characteristics with form of measuring in situ.

Compulsory literature:

Hens, H. Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture: Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examplesand Exercises, Wilhelm Ernst&Sohn, Berlin 2012, pp. 330. ISBN: 978-3-433-03027-1 Hens, H. Applied Building Physics, Wilhelm Ernst&Sohn, Berlin 2011, pp. 308. ISBN: 978-3-433-02962-6.

Recommended literature:

Hens, H. Performance Based Building Design 2: From Timber-framed Construction to Partition Walls, Wilhelm Ernst&Sohn, Berlin 2012, pp. 292. ISBN: 978-3-433-03023-3. Roaf, S., Hancock, M. Energy Efficiency Building, Blackwell, Oxford 1992 CEN EN 12354-1 Building Acoustics - Estimation of Acoustic Performance of Buildings from the Performance of Elements - Part 1: Airborne Sound Insulation between Rooms BS EN 12354-2:2000 Building acoustics. Estimation of acoustic performance in buildings from the performance of elements. Impact sound insulation between room CEN EN 12665 Light and Lighting - Basic Terms and Criteria for Specifying Lighting Requirements BSI BS EN 12464-1 Light and lighting — Lighting of work places — Part 1: Indoor work places

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Control of the specified program.


Other requirements

Additional requirements for students not determined.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Thermal-technical requirements on the thermal protection of buildings, energy legislation. Calculation methods of solving of the thermal-technical quantities (TEPLO 2011). Computer simulation and assessment of details by means of two-(three) dimensional temperature field (AREA 2011, CUBE3D 2009) at the steady thermal field. Practical use of software for building physics with a solution of one-dimensional temperature field at the unsteady thermal field (CalA). Thermal stability of a room – an assessment of a critical room from a point of view of a maximal increase of temperature and a maximal summer temperature (STABILITA 2011, SIMULACE 2011). Building energy characteristic of a building (ZTRÁTY 2011, ENERGIE 2013). Practical checking of the thermal-technical characteristics with form of measuring in situ.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

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Occurrence in special blocks

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ECTS FCE - PhD 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 200 - Faculty of Civil Engineering - Dean's Office stu. block