635-2051/01 – Sustainable thermal energy management (UNTE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorIng. Jiří Burda, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jiří Burda, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2023/2024Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
VLC37 prof. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - define sustainability in economic, social and environmental terms - recognise the activities of human behaviour that are limiting to the sustainable development of society - identify the basic technical measures that will help ensure sustainability in the field of energy resources - understand the instruments of the European Community that aim to achieve sustainable development of society in the field of energy resources

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The development of human society must have elements of responsibility. One of the pillars for ensuring that future generations can continue to progress is the implementation of the principles of sustainable development. The course introduces students to the issue of sustainability in the field of energy, especially thermal energy. Students will learn what sustainability means, what its social and economic interactions are, the main risks that threaten sustainability are defined, and on the other hand the listener will learn about measures that can eliminate these risks. Last but not least, the course includes an overview of the legislative instruments and economic incentives or restrictions that society adopts with the vision of achieving sustainability.

Compulsory literature:

1. PETERS, Greg a Magdalena SVANSTRÖM. Environmental sustainability for engineers and applied scientists. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2019. ISBN 978-1-107-16682-0.

Recommended literature:

2. SUEYOSHI, T. a Mika GOTO. Environmental assessment on energy and sustainability by data envelopment analysis. Hoboken: Wiley, 2018. Wiley series in operations research and management science. ISBN 978-1-118-97934-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam.


Other requirements

Attendance on excurions in producing plants.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Sustainability, definitions, insights in the context of meeting human needs, economic opportunities and natural limits 2. Examples of diversity of biological systems and the capacity to sustain it, global threats to the sustainability of biological systems 3. Greenhouse gas emissions and their impacts on human health and biodiversity, other negative impacts of anthropogenic activities on the environment 4. The European Sustainable Society Goals, the Green Deal for Europe in relation to energy management, energy security 5. Primary energy sources, their availability and sectoral consumption, national energy concept 6. Transformation of the use of energy sources over time, thermal energy sources in terms of their sustainability, reducing the negative impacts of fossil fuel use 7. Renewable energy sources, solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, bioenergy, marine energy 8. Circular economy principles 9. Energy intensity of industrial processes, its assessment and ways of improving its efficiency 10. Energy transformation and storage 11. Economic instruments for reducing the energy intensity of industrial production, emission allowances changing the perspective on energy sourcing and the impact of measures on industrial sectors

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2023/2024 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  15
        Examination Examination 75  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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