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BRITA in PuBs project is a Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign Partner

BRITA in PuBs student courses

Based on the results of the BRITA in PuBs and the other Eco-building projects course material in the format of Power Point Presentations (PPP) in English was developed. A training part was also developed, aimed at applying the lecture themes to practical case studies. Some project partners offered the course at least once in his/her institution, and for making concrete efforts to embed the course in the curriculum, for example as an electric course for graduate or undergraduate students where most applicable and/or as part of professional training packages.

The course methodology includes an integrated approach:

Part 1 - Lectures
A: Lectures as basis for Q&A and discussions.
- Lessons learned from the BRITA in PuBs and the other Eco-buildings projects
- Interdisciplinary approach to sustainable built environments
- Energy efficiency and energy supply from renewables
- Energy simulation tools
- Life-cycle cost analysis tools

Part 2 - Learning to solve similar challenges through training
B: Selection of existing buildings that students can visit as case study
C: Collection of existing information on each building
D: Analysis of use patterns in the building
E: Auditing conducted in selected parts of the building (daylight, humidity, temperature measurements)
F: Interviews of users on thermal and comfort issues
G: Scenario of environmental retrofitting intervention
H: Development of the best-integrated design solution for each building
I: Final design of construction of components

The courses are held at the schools of architecture in Athens, Milano, Stavanger and Trondheim.

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