Content of Module
- Information and recommendations for class instructors
- Teaching materials and script: PowerPoint presentation (PPP) with instructions
- Teacher’s manual: PPP with notes (questions, answers, interpretation) and supplemented with results sheets for class instructors
- GO tool based on MS Excel
The GO Tool is a tool for rating the energy efficiency of buildings. It can be used without special knowledge of building technology.
This module conveys the basics of using GO tools. It introduces the criteria and eco-indicators using a sample case. Working on their own, the students can become familiar with the composition and function of the tool, while gaining an understanding of assessment parameters.
Suggested Teaching Order
Time for introduction (sections 1-3): about 10 minutes.
This section can be shortened to the overlays with the brief description of the energy efficiency parameters as necessary.
1. Explanation of goal and sequence of material (the first transparencies (slides) on PPP)
2. Presentation of the basics of sustainable construction
3. Presentation of the fundamentals of energy efficiency metrics A longer and more detailed introduction can be given as necessary: see the long version PPP.
Time required for instructions and the "Zero Carbon Buildings Standard" exercise: about 20 - 30 minutes
4. Overview of building standards, objectives and criteria
5. Ask the students to open the GO tool and to form small working groups as desired.
6. Manual: presentation of energy parameters in the GO tool
7. GO Tool “zero carbon house” example. Information and tasks according to PPP. Results displayed in documents for LVA guides
8. Interpretation of the results, suggested discussion topics (questions to students)
Pre-requisites for Implementation
- MS Excel: ideally two students to one computer
- There are no pre-requisites for understanding the teaching module.
This teaching module forms the basis for understanding the subsequent teaching modules in “Building Optimization”, GO-1, GO-2, and GO-3, and the teaching module by Alexander Passer (Technical University of Graz) and Heimo Staller (AEE INTEC).