101-0587-00L  Workshop on Sustainable Building Certification

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersD. Kellenberger, G. Habert
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 25



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
101-0587-00 GWorkshop on Sustainable Building Certification2 hrs
Fri10-12HCP E 47.1 »
D. Kellenberger, G. Habert

Catalogue data

AbstractBuilding labels are used to certify buildings and neighbourhoods in term of sustainability. Many different labels have been developed and can be used in Switzerland (LEED, DGNB, SNBS, Minergie). In this course the differences between the certification labels and its application on 3 emblematic case study buildings will be discussed.
ObjectiveAfter this course, the students are able to understand and use the different certification labels.
They have a clear view of what the labels take into consideration and what they don't.
ContentThree buildings case study will be presented.

Different certification schemes, including LEED (American standard), DGNB (German Standard with Swiss adaptation), SNBS, MINERGIE-ECO and 2000-Watt-Society (Swiss standards) will be presented and explained by experts.

After this overall general presentation and in order to have a closer look to specific aspects of sustainability, students will work in groups and assess during one or two weeks this specific criteria on one of the case studies presented before. This practical hands on the label will end with a presentation and a discussion where we will highlight differences between the labels.

This alternance of working session on one specific criteria for one specific building followed by a group presentation and discussion to compare labels is repeated for the different focus point (operation energy, mobility, daylight, indoor air quality).
Lecture notesThe slides from the presentations will be made available.
LiteratureAll documents for certification labels as well as detail plans of the buildings will be available for the students.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersD. Kellenberger, G. Habert
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationGroup presentation of 10 minutes at the end of the semester on a case study (building+label).

Learning materials

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Groups

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Restrictions

Places25 at the most
Waiting listuntil 29.09.2017

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Architecture BachelorTechnology in ArchitectureWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Construction and Maintenance ManagementW+Information