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Course Description

Industrialization and population growth have increased the energy requirement, so the use of fossil resources such as coal and oil has also increased. Consequently, the increase of carbon emissions causes the climate change rapidly. As a result of this process, which turned into a vicious circle, a greenhouse effect occurred in the atmosphere, and increasing of global temperature was experienced. This change has been defined as "global warming". The effects of climate change along with global warming on ecology are increasing day by day. This module contains information about what global warming is, why it occurs, its effects on ecology, and measures to be taken against these effects.
 
Table of Content

1.   Introduction
2.   Basic Concept and Definitions
2.1. Ecology      
2.2. Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
2.3. Carbon Footprint    
2.4. Climate Change
3.   Solution Approaches Regarding Climate Change and Energy Issues
3.1. Green Transportation
3.2. Green Urban Areas
3.3. Environmental Air Quality
3.4. Waste Production and Management
3.5. Energy Performance
 

Learning Outcomes

Learners will;

  • define concepts such as ecology, greenhouse effect and global warming, carbon footprint and climate change.
  • learn about the causes, dynamics, and effects of global warming.
  • explain the negative consequences of global warming on ecology.
  • list the factors that contribute to the carbon footprint.
  • learn about the possible effects of climate change on ecology.
  • explain their solution approaches to climate change and energy problems.

Materials 

  • e-Book

In scope of this module, an e-book will be shared to the learners, please click on the link

  • Interactive e-Lessons
An interactive e-lesson for this Module is available, please click on the link
 

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Course Description

Waste and its management, disposal, and recycling process are one of the biggest global problems that we must address in this century to protect the environment and ecological balance. It is obvious that waste can turn into a potential resource when properly managed. When the waste directly discharged into nature, it causes resource losses and thus economic losses. This module focuses on the concepts of “reduce”, “reuse”, “recycling”, as a waste management strategy and teaches related methods, rules, and the importance of the 3R concept through examples.

Table of Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Symbology and definitions
  3. The 3R rule: definitions and good practices
  4. Trash classification
  5. General overview on implementations in different countries
  6. Responsible consumption

Learning Outcomes

Learners will;

  • understand waste management strategies.
  • learn the meaning of the symbols on the subject.
  • gain awareness of waste reduce, reuse and recycling, and develop new measures and solutions on these issues.
  • Get an awareness that waste should be collected separately for recycling.

Materials 

  • e-Book

In scope of this module, an e-book will be shared to the learners, please click on the link

  • Interactive e-Lessons

An interactive e-lesson for this Module is available, please click on the link


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Course Description

Definition of sustainability, aspects of sustainability, objectives of environmental, economic and social sustainability; measurement of sustainability, ecological footprint, parameters of ecological footprint in buildings, energy-resource flow ecological footprint; sustainability and energy issue in built environments, urban dilemma in built environments, sustainable urban development, neighbourhood sustainability assessment tools, energy-efficient urban planning, principles of energy-efficient urban planning (energy conservation, land conservation, water conservation, waste reduction and ensuring accessibility); sustainability and energy issue in building design, strategies of environmentally sustainable building design (site efficiency, water efficiency, energy efficiency, and material efficiency), strategies of economically sustainable building design (resource efficiency and cost efficiency), strategies of socially sustainable building design (health and wellbeing and public awareness).
 
The objective of the course is to bring trainees proficiency of analysing, commenting and discussing for the concepts of sustainability and energy; ecological footprint; the impact of sustainability and energy issues in built environments in environmental, economic and social framework; sustainable urban development and energy-efficient urban planning; sustainable building design within the framework of strategies, criteria, and procedures.
 
Table of Content

1. Introduction
2. Definiton of Sustainability
3. Measurement of Sustainability
3.1. Ecological footprint
3.2. Energy-Resource Flow Ecological Footprint
4. Sustainability and Energy Issue in Built Environments
4.1. Urban Dilemma in the Context of Built Environments
4.2. Sustainability and Energy Issue in Urban Planning
4.3. Sustainability and Energy Issue in Building Design
5. Energy Demand and Carbon Emissions of the Buildings
5.1. Energy Demand of Buildings
5.2. Carbon Emissions of Buildings
5.3. Reduction of Energy Demand and Carbon Emissions in Buildings
 

Learning Outcomes


Learners will;
  •  be able to define and discuss the basic concepts of sustainability and energy,
  • be able to interpret and discuss the objectives of environmental, economic and social sustainability,
  • be able to discuss the impacts of sustainability on built environment,
  • be able discuss on urban dilemma in built environments,
  • be able to comment on sustainable urban development,
  • be able to recognize neighbourhood sustainability assessment tools,
  • be able to comment on energy-efficient urban planning,
  • be able to describe the principles of energy-efficient urban planning (energy conservation, land conservation, water conservation, waste reduction and ensuring accessibility),
  • be able to define and explain sustainable building design,
  • be able to categorize and interpret the strategies, criteria, and procedures of sustainable building design,
  • be able to discuss the strategies of environmentally sustainable building design in terms of site efficiency, water efficiency, energy efficiency, and material efficiency,
  • be able to discuss the strategies of economically sustainable building design in terms of resource efficiency and cost efficiency,
  • be able discuss the strategies of socially sustainable building design in terms of health and wellbeing and public awareness.

Materials 

  • e-Book

In scope of this module, an e-book will be shared to the learners, please click on the link

  • Interactive e-Lessons

An interactive e-lesson for this Module is available, please click on the link

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Course Description

Energy and energy efficiency approaches; objectives of energy efficiency; impacts of energy efficiency on built environments; energy efficient building approaches; design parametres of energy efficient buildings; importance of building location, building ranges, building orientation, building form, building shell, building ventilation; non-renewable and renewable energy sources; energy efficient building sources; use of solar energy in buildings, use of wind energy in buildings, use of geothermal energy in buildings.

The objective of the course is to bring trainees proficiency of analysing, commenting and discussing for the impacts of energy efficiency on built environments; energy efficient building approaches; the design parametres for energy efficient buildings (building location, building ranges, building orientation, building form, building shell, building ventilation); non-renewable and renewable energy sources; energy efficient building sources (solar, wind, and geothermal energy).

Table of Content

1.Introduction
2.Energy Efficient Building Parametres
2.1.  Building Location
2.2.  Building Ranges
2.3.  Building Orientation
2.4.  Building Form
2.5.  Building Shell
2.6.  Building Ventilation
3. Energy Efficient Building Sources
3.1. Use of Solar Energy in Buildings
3.2. Use of Wind Energy in Buildings
3.3. Use of Geothermal Energy in Buildings

Learning Outcomes

Learners will,

  • be able to define and discuss the basic concepts of energy and energy efficiency.
  • be able to interpret and discuss the objectives of energy efficiency.
  • be able to discuss the impacts of energy efficiency on built environments.
  • be able to to define energy efficient building design.
  • be able to interpret and discuss the principles and strategies of energy efficient building approach.
  • be able to categorize energy efficient building parametres.
  • be able to explain energy conservation methods in buildings.
  • be able to categorize and recognize alternative energy sources to be used in buildings.
  • be able to comment on passive and active systems for renewable energy sources.
  • be able to discuss on use of solar energy in buildings.
  • be able to discuss on use of wind energy in buildings.
  • be able to discuss on use of geothermal energy in buildings.

Materials

  • e-Book
An e-book will be shared with the trainees in the scope of this module.

  • Interactive e-Lessons
An interactive e-lesson will be shared with the trainees in the scope of this module.

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Course Description

Energy conservation systems using renewable energy sources in buildings; definition of passive and active systems; purpose of passive and active systems in buildings (heating, cooling, lighting and electricity generation); passive system applications in buildings (solar walls, water walls, metal walls, roof ponds, solar rooms, thermosyphon systems, solar chimneys, shading elements, wind towers, atria, double-layer façades, venturi chimneys and wind cowls, light shelves, light pipes, heliostats, anidolic ceilings, labyrinth systems); active system applications in buildings (solar collectors, solar cells, wind turbines, underground heat pumps).

The objective of the course is to bring trainees proficiency of analyzing, commenting and discussing for the passive and active systems and applications in buildings for the purposes of heating, cooling, lighting and electricity generation.

Table of Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Passive Systems
  3. Active Systems

Learning Outcomes

Learners will;

  • interpret and discuss the basic concepts of energy conservation.
  • define and discuss energy conservation systems using renewable energy sources in buildings.
  • categorize the systems related to the use of renewable energy resources in buildings.
  • define passive and active systems in buildings.
  • explain the purposes of passive and active systems in buildings. 
  • comment on direct and indirect passive systems in terms of heating, cooling
  • categorize passive solar/wind/geothermal systems in buildings. 
  • categorize active solar/wind/geothermal systems in buildings.
  • categorize and explain energy-efficient lighting systems in buildings. 
  • recognize passive and active design applications in buildings. 
  • recognize energy-efficient building examples.

Materials 

  • e-Book

In scope of this module, an e-book will be shared to the learners, please click on the link

  • Interactive e-Lessons

An interactive e-lesson for this Module is available, please click on the link


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Course Description

Zero energy buildings (ZEB) are buildings that produce the same or more energy and the amount of energy they consume annually with their renewable energy sources. This module teaches zero-energy buildings that aim to reduce energy consumption, increase the use of renewable energy sources and transition to a sustainable economy. It gives information about what are the zero-energy buildings and how they are designed and what kinds of advantages they have. Besides, examples of zero-energy buildings in the world are presented in the module. When the module is completed, youngsters get an awareness of zero-energy building design.

Table of Content

1.   Introduction
2.   Definition of Zero Energy Building
3.   Advantages of Zero Energy Building
4.   The Design of Zero Energy Building
5.   Examples on Zero Energy Building

Learning Outcomes

Learners;

  • can define zero energy building
  • learn the design and construction stages of zero energy buildings.
  • explain the design and construction stages of zero energy buildings
  • understand how energy is used in buildings and develops solutions to reduce energy use
  • know how to protect energy and resources in buildings
  • can develop a gradual approach to find the energy reduction measure.
  • can develop an integrated zero energy concept for the building

Materials 

  • e-Book
In the scope of this module, an e-book will be shared with learners.

  • Interactive e-Lessons
An interactive e-lesson for each unit of a Module will be shared with learners.

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Course Description

Learner learns the legislations and building certification systems developed on energy efficiency with this module. Learns the legislation and building certification systems. Realizes the reasons that are effective in the preparation of the legislation and absorbs the development processes. Understands the effects of legislation created by leading institutions and organizations on built environments. Learns the importance of building certification systems, prominent certification systems, and their scope. 

Table of Content

1. Introduction
2. International Legislations and Development Process
3. Effects of Legislations on Building Environment
4. Building Certification/Documentation Systems

Learning Outcomes

Learners learn;

  • reasons involved in the formation of legislation,
  • development process of legislation from past to present,
  • legislations formed by international institutions and organizations,
  • the effects of legislation on built environments.

Also, they are able to say;

  • why buildings are certified,
  • properties of the most applied building certification systems (LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, Green Star, SBTool, CASBEE).

Materials 

  • e-Book

In scope of this module, an e-book will be shared to the learners, please click on the link

  • Interactive e-Lessons

An interactive e-lesson for this Module is available, please click on the link

Practicing/activity card