Part 1 – Problem Based Learning – Which building is the most energy efficient?
The lesson will begin with images of various different buildings, and working in groups of 3, the students must identify which building is the most energy efficient identifying key features of the building that could increase or decrease energy efficiency. Afterwards, the students will research in groups of 3 to find 5 of the most energy efficient buildings in the world, and identify their key features. This research will be presented to the class and to the lecturer and a discussion will be had amongst the group.
The aim of teaching resource is to estimate the number of buildings in the national housing stock represented by each building type and their energy performance. This will be achieved through interviews with the stakeholders, Problem Based Learning (students will be presented with the problems) and of course through class and field work. After doing all the field work and calculation of the energy performance of the chosen typologies, students should propose methods and instruments of how to improve the performance of the whole building. The knowledge proposing such measures will come from the collaboration with the private stakeholders dealing with energy efficiency material.
The building types would be selected based on particular construction periods, sizes of buildings and used material. Also any regional variations would be highlighted. After doing all the field work and calculation of the energy performance of the chosen typologies, students should propose methods and instruments of how to improve the performance of the whole building or a single apartment. The knowledge proposing such measures will come from the collaboration with the private stakeholders dealing with energy efficiency materials.
The idea of this resource is to improve the existing knowledge of the students, inhabitants and local/ central government, providing a powerful means for the assessment of the energy performance of individual buildings and groups of buildings.
This teaching resource aims to give students tools and instruments related to the energy performance of buildings. This teaching resource will help students learn how to calculate the energy performance of a building, how to calculate the amount of money we spend every year on heating and cooling, how much it will cost to insulate a certain building typology, will learn about the building typology in Albania, the way of constructing, the indoor comfort and the passive techniques on how to reduce the energy consumption, etc.