Energy and Building Design

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Master Programme in Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design

The main divisions teaching the master's programme are: Energy and Building Design, Building Physics, and Building Services.

Programme overview

Buildings are responsible for a large share of our global energy use. Energy use is in fact the main determinant of a building’s global environmental footprint, considering its total life span. The environmental degradation caused by the construction and operation of buildings should be minimised as much as possible.

This new Master’s programme is timely due to the issue of global warming and other environmental risks related to global energy use.

Lund University is internationally renowned for high quality research related to energy-efficient buildings. The expertise at Lund University is centred on a whole building perspective taking into account the need of the inhabitants, as well as their comfort and health.

The Master’s programme will greatly benefit from advanced research at Lund University and by strong links established with the building industry.

This Master’s programme will provide knowledge, skills and competence about energy-efficient, environmental building design in cold climates. The ultimate goal is to train highly skilled professionals, who will significantly contribute and influence the design, building or renovation of energy-efficient buildings, taking into consideration the architecture and environment, the inhabitants’ behaviour and needs, their health and comfort as well as the overall economy.The building sector is in need of professionals who are competent in these areas.

Each of the three first semesters will consist of two theme-specific courses and one larger applied course. The themes studied each semester will be directly applied in the practical course where you will work in small teams to design energy-efficient buildings, and analyse the consequences of your various design alternatives using an integrated design process.