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Energy in Buildings

As part of the Energy in buildings specialisation, we provide you with the fundamental concepts of sustainable construction. The focus lies on the development and use of energy-efficient building technology systems.

Energy in Buildings is a specialisation in the Bachelor of Science in Energy and Environmental Technology degree programme.

Around half of the Swiss energy consumption is attributed to buildings. Energy efficiency measures in relation to buildings are therefore indispensable in order to preserve resources and the environment.

As part of the Energy in Buildings specialisation, you will tackle the issue of energy flows in buildings. You will learn what influence factors such as building design, materials and technique have on energy consumption.  You will gain an overview of the building regulations in the energy sector and a variety of energy and environmental standards in the building sector.

Using the skills you have acquired, you will be able to analyse existing buildings with regard to their energy consumption and plan and implement energy efficiency measures in compliance with the standards. For new constructions, you will be able to guarantee energy efficiency at the planning stage and prepare energy performance certificates in order to obtain an energy label.

The Energy in buildings specialisation is managed by the Institute of Energy in Building of the FHNW School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics. Teaching primarily takes place in Muttenz.

"With the knowledge from the specialisation "Energy in Buildings" I would like to influence the future development of energy. The module combination of the specialisation gave me a comprehensive insight into the topics building shells, building services engineering and building services engineering systems. In my bachelor thesis I was able to deal intensively with energy-efficient lighting and show the client the energy-saving potential of lighting in school buildings".

Andreas Huber, student
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