Sustainable Urban Energy

5 ECTS credits, Academic Year 2022-2023 , 488506S
The student can explain the concepts and legislative requirements for zero energy buildings and positive energy districts.

Mode of delivery

Web-Based Studies

Course study period



0 €

Education information

Energy transition in cities, short and long-term strategies, features and KPIs of sustainable cities. Legislation and standards regarding building energy efficiency and urban energy; city energy planning for the 2030 and 2050 horizons. Building planning for energy efficiency, zero energy buildings, energy audits. Building integrated renewable energy generation and passive solar energy utilization. Basics of HVAC technologies ensuring indoor comfort and health. Applying the psychometric chart for different climate zones. Energy efficiency renovation, calculating energy efficiency gains and GHG reduction potential. Building skins and energy storage in the building structure. Practical examples and emerging technologies.

Education format

Continuous learning
Open university


Academic Year 2022-2023


4357 Prosessi- ja ympäristötekniikka

Course organiser

University of Oulu



Contact information

Guidance and counselling

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Last updated: 4.8.2022