1. Outdoor and indoor ambient conditions (climatic parameters, microclimates around buildings, climatic change and relevant implications to building enclosure design, indoors).
  2. Heat transfer (basic principles: conduction, radiation, convection), heat storage in building elements, calculation of thermal transmittance (U-value) for transparent and opaque parts, thermal bridges in buildings (theory and calculation, principles of thermal imaging and use of thermal camera).
  3. Moisture transfer (moisture transfer mechanisms to the inside of buildings and moisture storage in building elements, introduction to psychrometrics, water vapour condensation on the internal surfaces of building components, evaluation of deterioration mechanisms due to water vapour condensation on the surface of building components, water vapour condensation within building components, computational tools for: simulating the hygrothermal behaviour of building elements, calculating transient U-values of building elements and quantifying the deteriorating effects of moisture on them).
  4. Air transfer / ventilation of buildings [air pressure differentials, thermal buoyancy, air permeability of materials and elements, air flow through apertures, natural ventilation in buildings (computation and design principles), airtightness].
  5. Health and indoor air quality in buildings.