Building construction management: interior design

Master of Science in Building Construction Management: Interior Design

Become a professional in interior architecture and design, execute and direct interior architecture projects of private, domestic, public and commercial spaces

Energy audits and certifications

1. Subject data: 1.1. Code: MAE04. 1.2. Subject type: Optional. 1.3. Duration: Full semester. 1.4. Credits ECTS: 8 (S1) 1.5. Teacher in charge: Glòria Font Basté 1.6. Language: Spanish and catalan
Type Subject
Previous Knowledge

Professional profiles (Undergraduate and graduate architects, construction engineers, civil engineers, licensed technicians) working in the construction activity, interested in development of projects implementing all architectonic criteria and applicable construction energy efficiency systems.


Capacity for auditing and performing energy certification tasks. Knowledge of means/tools to perform such tasks.

- Understanding measurable features of buildings from an energy efficiency point of view.
- Knowledge of different national and international certification procedures.
- Providing necessary knowledge to face exams for LEED Green Associate and LEED Accredited Professional BD + C o LEED EBOM.
- Training to perform energy audit on an existing building to understand and provide students with tools for energy rehabilitation.


1. Audits
a. AE1. General concepts. Introduction, targets and report
b. AE2. General concepts II. Data capturing methodology, measuring equipment.
c. AE3. Energy audit diagnosis. Office and commercial building. Analysis of improvements.
d. AE4. Energy audit diagnosis. Primary sector. Analysis of improvements.
e. AE5. Energy audit diagnosis. Street lighting and water.
f. AE6. Subsidies. Computer programs.

2. Certifications.
a. Procedure for energy certification.
c. CALENER GT. Definitions.
d. CALENER GT. Analysis.
e. CALENER GT. Practical study case.
f. Other certifications (LEED, BREEM).

The course is organized in two modules. First one introduces fundamental concepts necessary to analyse energy performance of buildings and energy efficiency of equipment, in order to implement improvements.
Second module studies national and international certifications and provides all necessary knowledge to evaluate and classify buildings form energy point of view


Workshops 26 35
Studies and individual/group works 78 25
Presentations, communication activities 52 60
Visits to construction sites 26 100
Assessment activities 26 70

Classes combine theory content with practical exercises for a better understanding of concepts presented at each session.
Course includes debates, presentations, computer work and technical visit to construction sites and existing recognized projects/infrastructures related to the content of the course.
Faculty staff is composed by professors and active licensed professionals.
Attendance is mandatory and it is organized in 3 hours sessions during a period time of eight months.


Individual/group work 40.0
Presenting work in front of an audience 20.0
Class attendance and participation 20.0
Exams 20.0

The master will be evaluated upon the combined result of exercises (monitoring and assessment exercises ), attendance and active participation in class and the presentation of practical work that compose the Master Thesis.

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

Perez Cobos, S. Certificacion energetica en edificios existentes. MARCOMBO (2013)

Additional Material

Own subject class notes.
Technical guides.
Applicable norms.