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BYG104 Building Physics

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

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.

Compulsory learning activities

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 - Energieffektive bygningar - Reduction: 5 studypoints