U6 – Building Physics / Sustainability

U6 – Session 7:
Energy Performance
and Programs

U6 – Building Physics and SustainabilityObjectives:

  • energy performance declaration & programmes
  • discern between energy declaration, end-energy use, primary energy use
  • alternative programmes like PHPP to calculate energy use more accurate and design in passive house or near zero energy
  • standard and design houses also with better indoor climate (summer, ventilation, technical overheads, primary energy)


  • lectures, exercises, workshop


  • lectures, examples, charts, presentations …


  • working groups with 3–4 participants working on detail examples
  • calculate u-values including “Glaser” with programs (www.u-wert.com)
  • checking and understanding energy performance declarations
  • see and understand a PHPP calculation example preferably compared with energy performance certificate of the same building
  • finding freeware for EBPD
  • find your national regulations and compare with EU 2020 energy performance goals for buildings
  • What is still missing in that goals?

Materials/Documents: U6 S7 – Session Plan

Training Time: 3 hours