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Future buildings


This teaching is divided into three modules.

-       The High Environnemental Quality (HQE)….. on quality norm (ISO 9000) en environmental norm (ISO 14001). It mainly describes targets devoted to hygrothermal comfort and to management of energy.

-       The renewable energies mainly used in the building sector: thermal solar, geothermics, biomass and photovoltaic.

-       The Building Technical Management which enters upon concepts of bus and communication networks (main functionalities, advantages in terms of energy savings, etc…)


These different units are teach under lectures and projects and are completed by installation visits.


Teachers :

S. Ginestet, Professionals (DeltaDore, GA, Tecsol, etc.)



This teaching describes some of the great concepts of building and of running of buildings of the future. Namely,  High Environnemental Quality (HQE), Renewable Energies and Technical Management of Buildings (TMB).

Main goal of this teaching is to make student sensitive to these different concepts.


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

-       Targets and areas of HQE , how to take them into account in the labeling of a building project

-       The main principles of the methods of controlling an air conditioning system , and the operation of control systems in the HVAC industry

-       The physical principles of different renewable energy sources (solar , geothermal, biomass , etc.) and associated technologies


The student will be able to:


- carry out a HQE study on a simplified building

- describe and analyze a control system of an HVAC installation

- calculate and design a renewable energy system design for a real building project


Expected skills :

  • calculate energy coming from renewable sources from a CCTP, design the hydraulic and / or ventilation pattern of an HVAC plant using renewable energy
  • implement the HQE method on a building project
  • design a control system of an HVAC installation


Macro-skills evaluated : 2_1, 2_2, 2_3, 3_1, 3_2, 3_6, 3_8

Needed prerequisite

-       General lectures of semesters 7 and 8 of climatic engineering - year 4 ;

-       Basic physic.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...