1. Introduction to thermodynamics: heat treansfer, (thermal resistance, conductivity, etc.), Building thermal equilibrium – temperature bridges
  2. The role of energy design: climatic parameters, the building-skin, thermal losses, solar radiation and building orientation, active/passive energy systems, European directive for the energy efficiency of buildings, modern methods for the thermal-response of buildings
  3. Thermal comfort: calculation-design for thermal comfort
  4. Cooling of buildings: conventional and bioclimatic methods, thermal insulation and passive systems for heating: materials, calculations. Passive measures for cooling.
  5. Upgdrading  the energy efficiency of existing buildings.