Intelligent buildings

Subject description

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. 

The subject is taught in programs

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.

Teaching and learning methods

Guided seminar work, consultations.

Expected study results

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

– define the intelligent building;

– indicate its components;

– connect knowledge in the field of intelligent buildings with knowledge from other fields dealing with working and living environment (e.g. electrical engineering, architecture, medicine, ergonomics …);

– design technical solutions for use in intelligent buildings;

– develop new concepts in the field of intelligent buildings and

– advocate developed solutions and concepts in terms of suitability and energy efficiency.

Basic sources and literature

  1. BIZJAK, Grega, KOBAV, Matej Bernard, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja. Razsvetljava , Založba FE in FRI, 2013. 
  2. SCHERG, Rainer. EIB/KNX_Anlagen, Vogel Buchverlag, 2011, ISBN 978-3-8343-3249-3 
  3. KITTLER, Richard, KOCIFAJ, Miroslav, DARULA, Stanislav. Daylight Science and Daylighting Technology, Springer Science+Business Media, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4419-8815-7,  
  4. VAN BOMMEL, Wout. Interior Lighting, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019, ISBN 978-3-030-17194-0, 
  5. SANSONI, Paola, MERCATELLI, Luca, FARINI, Alessandro. Sustainable Indoor Lighting, Springer-Verlag London, 2015, ISBN 978-1-4471-7162-1, 

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