Energy Efficiency, Acoustics and daylighting in Building
ABOUT THE COURSE:
The objectives of this course is to expose the students to the concepts functional design of building for thermal aspects and energy efficiency; especially in tropical climates i.e. in
Indian context. Further objective is to make the student capable of performing
fenestration design for natural ventilation and daylighting & design of space for externaland internal noise control.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Civil Engineering & Architecture students and
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All Industry involved in Building design and
construction. L&T, TERI etc. CPWD and all
other PWDs. Dr. Fixit Institute
2174 students have enrolled already!!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
B.Bhattacharjee, B.Tech(IIT KGP:1978), M.Tech. (IIT D:1982) and Ph.D. (I ITD:1990)
Field Experience: M/s Gammon India Limited:1978-80.
Professor Bishwajit Bhattacharjee is working with the Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi (India). His research interests pertain to
the domains of building science, sustainable construction, concrete technology, and health
monitoring of structures etc. His publications in these areas are well cited. He is also a
recipient of the Indian Concrete Institute’s Life Time Achievement Award. He has been
teaching a similar course in IITD for last 31 years (Building Science[3-0-0])
Week 1 : Environmental Factors: Factors and their representation, tropical
environments and site environments, etc. Week 2 : Human response to environment: Factors affecting human comfort, Human
response to thermal environment, noise, visual environment etc.; Comfort
indices Week 3 : Response of building to thermal environment: Processes of heat exchange of
building with environment; Effect of solar radiation; Thermal properties of
material and sections and their influence Week 4 : Steady and periodic heat transfer in buildings Week 5 : Heat flow computations: Transmission matrix, Admittance method, etc.-1 Week 6 : Heat flow computations: Transmission matrix, Admittance method, etc.-2 Week 7 : Structural control and design for energy efficiency: Selection of envelope
elements, Orientations, shape, Glasses and shading devices Week 8 : Natural ventilation: Purpose of ventilation, Mechanisms, Fenestration Design
for natural ventilation Week 9 : Noise and Building: Basic acoustics and noise, Planning, Sound in free field,
protection against external noise Week 10 : Internal noise sources and protection against air borne & structure borne
noise. Week 11 : Day lighting: Lighting principles and fundamentals Week 12 : Sky, Indian sky, daylight prediction and design of fenestration.
SUGGESTED READING MATERIALS:
1. Bureau of Indian Standards, " HAND
BOOK OF FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
OF BUILDINGS, (SP-41 & SP- 32)", BIS
1987 and 1989.
2. Koenighsberger, O.H. et al, "MANUAL OF
TROPICAL HOUSING AND BUILDING
VENTILATION OF BUILDINGS VOL-1".
5. Croome, J.D. "NOISE BUILDING AND
PEOPLE" Pergamon press.
6. Clarke, J.A., "ENERGY SIMULATION IN
List of reference materials/books/
Optional use of open source free software such
as “eQUEST”, Energy plus etc.
2BUILDING DESIGN" Adam Hilger Ltd. 1985.
7. Foreman, J.E.K.,"SOUND ANALYSIS AND
NOISE CONTROL". Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Spon. 1994. IS 2526, IS 4954 and NBC etc.
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
The exam is optional for a fee.
Date of Exam: April 28th 2019 (Sunday).
Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 8 out of 12 assignments
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.