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Energy-efficient buildings 7.5 credits

Energieffektiva byggnader
Second cycle, F7039T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Energy Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Energy Technology

Entry requirements

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After passing the course, you can

1.     Knowledge and understanding

  • relate energy efficient buildings to the Swedish building regulations
  • explain and evaluate different systems for the energy production and distribution in a building

2.     Skills and abilities

  • model, simulate and evaluate energy, installation and building techniques in buildings
  • present engineering and scientific results orally and in writing

3.     Assessment and attitude

  • discuss the significance of energy efficient building for the society’s goal for a sustainable economy and ecology

  • Swedish building regulations 
  • Usage, distribution and production of energy related to buildings      
  • Design of energy efficient buildings      
  • Simulation of the energy balance in a building with the software IDA Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE)

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

You make an open, individual research project, which is presented orally and in writing. You also participate in a group project where you practice collaboration, design of energy efficient buildings and oral and written presentation. You participate in lectures and coaching seminars where you discuss energy efficient buildings in small groups with teachers and other students.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

Individual research project and group project, presented orally and in writing and a separate quiz. The three parts are weighed together and form the base for the final grade: U, 3, 4, or 5. 

Erik Elfgren

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Arne Elmroth, Energihushållning och värmeisolering: en handbok i anslutning till Boverkets byggregler, Byggvägledning 8, Svensk Byggtjänst 2012, ISBN: 9789173335287. Less than half of the course book is used.
Reference litterature: Bengt-Åke Pettersson, Tillämpad byggnadsfysik, Studentlitteratur 2009, ISBN: 9144058179.
Reference litterature: Catarina Warfvinge, Mats Dahlblom, Projektering av VVS-installationer, Studentlitteratur 2010, ISBN10: 9144055617.
Complementery material will be posted in the course room in Fronter.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002QuizG U 3 4 51.50MandatoryA14
0003Group projectG U 3 4 54.00MandatoryA14
0004Individual projectG U 3 4 52.00MandatoryA14

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Dept. TVM Mats Näsström 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021