Environnmental Friendly Materilas

Instructors: Argyro Dimoudi
Course Code: TMC141
Semester: 7th
Weekly teaching hours: 4
ECTS credits: 5
Prerequisites: Energy Design of Buildings, Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Energy Audits, Heat Transfer Phenomena
Course offered to Erasmus students: Νo
Course URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/ TMC141/

Learning Outcomes: : 

The course aims at: :

  • Comprehension of the environmental implications of constructions
  • Comprehension of the basic characteristics of environmental friendly structural components and constructions
  • Comprehension of the basic principles for structural components and constructions of low /zero CO2 emissions
  • Familiarization with methods / tools of environmental assessment of materials / structures / settlements
  • Familiarization with methods / tools of carbon neutral assessment.

General Skills:

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

Decision making
Autonomous work
Production of new research ideas
Design and management of projetcs
Respect for the natural environment
Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Course Content: 
The curriculum covers the following sections:
1. Environmental implications from construction activity – Structural waste
2. Assessment criteria for environmental friendly construction materials and techniques
3. Structural materials and air quality
4. Recycling – Reuse of structural components / materials
5. Eco-labeling
6. Life cycle analysis of structural components
7. Carbon footprint of structural components / structures
8. European/International legislation for environmental assessment of buildings
9. Environmental assessment methods / tools for construction elements and materials
10. Environmental assessment methods / tools for buildings and settlements
11. Assessment methods / tools of carbon neutral structures
12. Examples of application of methods/tools of environmental assessment
13. Presentation of students’ semester assignments

Suggested Bibliography:

1. Dimoudi A. ‘Environmental Friendly Materials’, Xanthi: D.U.TH.
2. Roaf S., Fuentes M., Thomas St., 2nd Edit., Ecodomein, Psichalos F Public, 2017
3. Technical Guide of ΤΕΕ, 20701 -2 /2017, «‘Thermophysical properties of structural materials and assessment of the thermal insulation requirements of buildings

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