|Learning programme||Thermal bridges calculation|
|Total number of hours||14||Total number of credits||N/A|
|Minimum EQF for participants||6|
|Pre-curriculum conditions||Basic knowledge about building thermal insulation methods and solutions. Knowledge on basic terms and definitions, e.g. heat transfer coefficient (U-value), heat conductivity coefficient.|
|Learning unit/ topic||Knowledge||Skills||Responsibility & autonomy|
|1||Introduction to heat transfer in buildings and thermal bridges|
|Advanced knowledge on the building physics related to the heat transfer through external partitions.
Thermal bridges: problem definition and consequences for building exploitation.
|Advanced skills required to understand the phenomenon of thermal bridges.||Taking responsibility for formulating a logical procedure/sequence of work with reference to
|2||Thermal bridges – types and their impact, methods of identification and assessment|
|Advanced knowledge on various types of thermal bridges and on their impact on the energy losses in building.
Advanced knowledge on different methods of identification of thermal bridges and the assessment of the extent of the problem in a particular case.
|Advanced skills required to identify thermal bridges in a construction, their proper classification and selection of calculation formula(s) for assessment of their impact on energy losses in building.||Taking responsibility for proper identification of thermal bridges in a building and selecting appropriate calculation and identification method. Assessment if actions need to be undertaken.|
|3||Calculation of thermal bridges and the quantification of the effect of the countermeasures – practical examples|
|Advanced knowledge on the calculation formulas for heat transfer through different types of thermal bridges.
Advanced knowledge about calculation procedures and technical requirements
Advanced knowledge about technical solutions (technologies, materials, construction and mounting methods etc.) reducing the impact of thermal bridges. Knowledge on thermal bridge free design and technologies.
Familiarity with typical mistakes made during construction.
|Advanced skills required to calculated energy losses through different types of thermal bridges. Advanced skills required to selecting and using tools (software) supporting calculations and hardware for thermal measurement (thermal imaging).||Taking responsibility for providing proper assessment and calculations on the impact of thermal bridges on heat losses in a building.|
|4||Reducing influence of thermal bridges during design and construction phases, overview of legal acts and technical standards applying to nZEB.|
|Advanced knowledge regarding the improvements/repairs of existing thermal bridges and an assessment of its costs effectiveness.
Advanced knowledge of technical standards applying to thermal bridges. Knowledge of legal requirements related to thermal insulation of the buildings, especially nZEB.
|Advanced skills required to proposing and selecting technical solutions that minimize the effect of thermal bridges.
Capability to assess and decide which insulation modifications in existing buildings are worthwhile.
Advanced skills required to selecting appropriate technical standards and legal acts on building thermal protection.
|Taking responsibility for supporting stakeholders in selecting technical solutions that reduce impact of thermal bridges on a building energy demand;
Taking responsibility for selecting appropriate technical standards and legal acts on building thermal protection, and application of their provisions to the engineering work.
Detailed content of the topic (module)
|Learning unit/topic||Teaching methods (classical, video presentation, ppt presentation)||Type of activity (course, applied activity, practical activity)||No. of hours|
||Individual work of participants, discussion on results||Practical activity (Workshop)||8|
|Total no. of hours||14|
ISO 14683:2017 Thermal bridges in building construction — Linear thermal transmittance — Simplified methods and default values
ISO 10211:2017 Thermal bridges in building construction — Heat flows and surface temperatures — Detailed calculations