Energy Efficiency Acoustics and Daylighting in Building

By Prof. Prof. B Bhattacharjee   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 1639
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 professionals
PRE-REQUISITES : BE/BSc. Level Physics & Mathematics
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All Industry involved in Building design and construction. L&T, TERI etc. CPWD and all other PWDs. Dr. Fixit Institute
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020 IST
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate

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Course layout

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.

Books and references

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 PART-I CLIMATIC DESIGN", Orient Longman. 1973. 
3. Markus,T.A. & Morris, E.N., "BUILDING CLIMATE AND ENERGY" Pitman publishing limited. 1980. 
4. Croome, J.D. &Roberts, B.M.,"AIRCONDITIONING AND VENTILATION OF BUILDINGS VOL-1". Pergamon press. 
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. 1990.
8.Maekawa, Z. and Lord, P."ENVIRONMENTAL AND ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS" E&FN Spon. 1994. IS 2526, IS 4954 and NBC etc.

Instructor bio

Prof. Prof. B Bhattacharjee

IIT Delhi
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])

Course certificate

• The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
• The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
• Date and Time of Exams: 26th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
• Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

• Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments
 given in the course. 
• Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
• Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

• If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
• 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.
• Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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