Intelligent buildings

Higher education teachers: Bizjak Grega
Credits: 5
Subject code: 64877

Subject description


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Content (Syllabus outline):

The course concentrates on humans and their needs in working and living environment. Different ways of making working and living in interiors more friendly, comfortable and safe are presented with the help of selected chapters from building automation and lighting. Special emphasis will be given on safety and energy efficiency of buildings.

Content is divided in the following sections:

  • Human needs at work and living
  • Building automation
  • Intelligent Installation
  • Lighting on a human scale
  • LEDs and other modern light sources
  • Use of daylight
  • Energy efficient and environmentally friendly "green" buildings
  • Measurements and sensors
  • Building connections with the outside world

Objectives and competences:

The course aims to acquaint students with the state of the art on selected topics of intelligent buildings, which are currently at the center of research and development. Students will be aware of the importance and impact of building automation on working and living environment of humans and will know its operation as well as the related problems. They will develop a critical attitude towards the current technical solutions in this field which will allow them creative research work and development of new products and solutions.

Intended learning outcomes:

Students will obtain basic knowledge in the field of intelligent buildings and will be able to connect this knowledge with other knowledge from different fields dealing with living and working environment (e.g. electrical engineering, architecture, medicine, ergonomics ...). They will be able to work independently on development or research of new concepts, solutions and products for building automation.

Learning and teaching methods:

Guided seminar work, consultations.

Study materials

  1. BIZJAK, Grega, KOBAV, Matej Bernard, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja. Razsvetljava , Založba FE in FRI, 2013.
  2. TRÄNKLER, H.-R., SCHNEIDER, F. Das Intelligente Haus, Richard Pflaum Verlag, 2001
  3. SCHERG, Rainer. EIB/KNX_Anlagen, Vogel Buchverlag, 2011
  4. LENK, Ron, LENK, Carol. Practical Lighting Design with LED, IEEE Press, 2011
  5. VALBERG, Arne. Light Vision Color, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2005
  6. ANDER, Gregg D. Daylighting Performance and Design, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2003
  7. The IESNA Lighting handbook: reference and application, New York : Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, cop. 2011 ali 2000