Building occupants are the end-users of the energy used in buildings. ICT based solutions in buildings can contribute to saving energy and can support the maintenance and operation of buildings. Therefore it can be expected that automated solutions in all energy related processes in buildings will become more prevalent in the future. The application of ICT solutions in buildings requires interdisciplinary knowledge and competences in order to find and design integrated solutions that can be operated in a sustainable way: supporting the occupants needs, dimish environmental impacts from buildings and ease operation and maintenance. Human centred design of ICT/smart solutions requires knowledge about human perception and human building interaction and human-centred design in architecture today requires knowledge on ICT/smart solutions for buildings and their potential. The course brings together students from different study fields and offers them opportunity to broaden their insight in interaction between humans and the built environment. The lecturers are based on latest research and have multi-disciplinary background and address this interdisciplinarity in the lectures on: ICT/big data/automation solutions in buildings: functions, objectives; occupant behaviour in real buildings - outcome from field studies; Experience with ICT solutions from field studies; framework/models for human building interaction; personal control perception in buildings and future approaches for occupant-centric design. In addition to the lectures, the course builds on reading and observation tasks, and comprises interactive workshops and provides sufficient room for discussion and reflection on the course topic in relation to the diverse PhD topics. The course will be offered online. The course has a workload of 3 ECTS, 2 ECTS are an optional add-on based on a written assignment

     Professor Dr. Runa T. Hellwig,


    ECTS: 3

    Time: 2, 9, 16 & 23 November 2021

    Place: Online

    Number of seats: 15

    Deadline: 12 October 2021