Overview on energy scenario: renewable and non-renewable energy sources, hints on the environmental impact of conversion technologies and rational use of energy, Italian energy situation. 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 through glasses, passive and active systems. Devices to capture solar energy: thermal and photovoltaic equipment. Annex of applied acoustics: acoustic quality of halls, passive acoustic requirements for buildings.