OAP07EEOG - Energy-efficient and sustainable construction

Course specification
Type of study Bachelor academic studies
Study programme
Course title Energy-efficient and sustainable construction
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ECTS
OAP07EEOG elective 8 1L + 3E 5.0
Lecturer/Associate (practicals)
Prerequisite Form of prerequisites
No No
Learning objectives
Energy-efficient and sustainable construction is a need, vision and imperative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EU. The aim is to promote the principles of modern architecture from the EU and the world-wide and make an integrative design process available to students and professionals. The course uses the experience on construction of our new Faculty building, which represents innovative and modern educational space built on the principles of energy efficient design.
Learning outcomes
Students will acquire the necessary knowledge in various fields related to energy efficiency in buildings. They will also be able to technically and economically assess and propose the necessary measures to solve the problem of efficient use of energy in buildings and to use the hardware and software technology for analyzing energy efficiency of buildings.
The concept and principles of energy efficient and sustainable construction. The low-energy and passive standards, the experience of the EU and neighboring countries. Modern passive solar technology systems in the function of sustainability and comfort improvement. Active and passive solar systems. Architectural form, technology and nature. The first assesment, public presentations, dialogue. Thermal comfort. Requirements. Standards. The physical parameters of the environment. Heat transfer through the building envelope. Types of heat transfer. Calculation of thermal transmittance through the individual building elements. Heat loss. Transmission. Ventilation. Calculation of heat loss through the building envelope. The transfer of water vapour and moisture through the building structure. Calculation of water vapor diffusion and condensation. Solar systems. Modern passive, low-energy smart buildings. The combined systems. Modern passive, low-energy smart buildings. The combined systems. Computer exercises - application of actual software products in the field of energy efficiency in buildings. The second asessment, public presentations, dialogue. Practical experiences, visits and tours. Elaboration of the project, details. Seminar, guidance and topics. Profiling stance on the presentation and defense. The final exam and submitting of grades.
Teaching Methods
Lectures, exercises, consultations and seminar paper.
  1. B. Antunović, Building Physics, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, University of Banja Luka, 2014.
  2. Milenko Stanković, 3rd book from the 2nd edition "Builder Experience", Harmony and Conflicts in Space, 2rd edition, Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, GrafoMark Laktaši, Banja Luka 2007, ISBN 978-99938-616-7-6 (pp. 1-302).
  3. Milenko Stanković: Spatial-territorial sustainable development and LEAP, Literary Association of Republika Srpska, GrafoMark Laktaši, Banja Luka 2004, ISBN 99938-33- 19-3 (pp. 1-164).
  4. W. Willems, K. Schild, S. Dinter, Building Physics - Handbook Part I and Part II, Springer Vieweg, 2013.
  5. Regulations on energy efficiency of buildings, Republic of Serbia, 2011.
Evaluation and grading
Seminar paper = 50 points, Final dissertation exam = 50 points.
Specific remarks
Studenti su obavezni da prisustvuju nastavi i da rade sve provjere znanja. Studenti iz semestralnog rada moraju ostvariti najmanje 50% bodova te na taj način stiču pravo da pristupe polaganju završnog ispita u vidu odbrane završnog rada. Student je položio ispit ako je ostvario rezultat od 50% ili više bodova iz seminarskih radova i odbrane završnog rada, pojedinačno za svaki oblik provjere. Završni ispiti su u ispitnim rokovima, u skladu sa propisima. Student koji neopravdano izostane sa nastave više od 20% , za sticanje prava polaganja ispita, mora obnoviti ponovno slušanje predmeta.