Overview on energy scenario: renewable and non-renewable energy sources, the environmental impact of conversion technologies and rational use of energy: cogeneration.
Elements of hydraulica: basics of fluid mechanics and applications. Pressure drops, hydraulic nets and pumps.
Heating and air conditioning. Thermal comfort, Fanger equation, PMV and PPD indices. Main technologies for air conditioning, components of plants and notes on sizing.
Solar energy and bio architecture. Geometry for solar radiation and its value at the ground. Solar gains: passive and active systems. Devices to capture solar energy: thermal and photovoltaic equipment.