BYG104 Building Physics

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

Due to Covid-19, changes may occur in course descriptions for the autumn semester of 2020. Changes in each course will be published on Studentweb or Canvas. When a course description has been changed there, the description on web is no longer valid. Examples of such changes could be accomplishment of practice, course type, or whether letter grades or passed/not passed will be used as grading scales.

Contents and structure

Buildings are responsible for 40 % of the Worlds energy use. Shortages in resources and national and international goal to reduce climate gas emissions makes energy efficiency in buildings an important factor to meet the goals. When changes are made in excisting buildings temperatures in the structure changes, something tha t also effect moisure conditions. Knowledge about heat- and moisture conditions and how they relate to oneanother is important when planning, constructing and operating a building.


  • Structural knowledge and details
  • Heattransfer
  • Energy requirements in relevant building regulations
  • Criteria for low energy- and passive houses
  • Moisture- transfer and safety in structures
  • Solutions for ventilation
  • Solutions for heating
  • Indoor climate

Learning Outcome

Knowledge: know basic principles in the field of building physics and requirements and criteria in the regulations.

Skills: be able to document and develop solutions for energy efficient buildings that are safe in regards to moisture.

General qualifications: have insight in hollistic planning of energy efficient and moisture- proof buildings.

Teaching methods

Lectures, work shops.

Course requirements

7 papers must be approved in order to be able to take the exam.

Valid mandatory assignments are valid in 3 semesters following approval.


The assessment will be based on a 4 hour written exam.

A graded scale from A to E for passed and F for not passed will be used.

Course reductions

  • TOB011 (1) - Energy Efficient Buildings - Reduction: 5 studypoints