Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2021

Course unit title Heating, Ventilation und Air Conditioning Technologies
Course unit code 072722010602
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Dominik PFEIFER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

The course deals with classical heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology (HVAC) and gives an overview of the design of typical system configurations and simple control strategies. In particular

  • HVAC building infrastructure: heat delivery systems, cooling systems, heat generators and distribution
  • Basics of electrical energy supply for buildings
  • Hydraulic basics
  • Heat pumps and chillers: refrigerants, sources (air, soil, water, ...), key figures (coefficient of performance, annual performance factor)
  • Solar thermal energy: technologies such as flat-plate and tube collectors, applications: Hot water/heating, hydraulics, key figures
  • Boilers (gas, oil, biomass), electric hot water production
  • Classic control concepts

Learning outcomes

Students acquire basic knowledge of standard and innovative building services engineering systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). Students can

  • list HVAC technologies and outline their mode of operation.
  • derive the advantages and disadvantages of different HVAC technologies.
  • describe and explain classical control concepts in building services systems.
  • select and design the technologies for specific applications

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture with integrated exercise

Assessment methods and criteria
  • Preparation and delivery of written exercise examples
  • Final test



Recommended or required reading
  • Albers, Karl-Josef; Vulkan-Verlag GmbH (2018): Recknagel - Taschenbuch für Heizung und Klimatechnik 79. Ausgabe 2019/2020 - Basisversion einschließlich Trinkwasser- und Kältetechnik sowie Energiekonzepte.
  • Becker, Martin u.a. (2016): Regenerative Energien im Gebäude nutzen: Wärme- und Kälteversorgung, Automation, ausgeführte Beispiele. Herausgegeben von Elmar Bollin. 2., überarbeitete Auflage. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg.
  • Bollin, Elmar (Hrsg.) (2009): Automation regenerativer Wärme- und Kälteversorgung von Gebäuden. Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner.
  • Frey, Hartmut (2018): Energieautarke Gebäude: Auf dem Weg zu Smart Energy Systems. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg.
  • Pistohl, Wolfram; Rechenauer, Christian; Scheuerer, Birgit (2016a): Handbuch der Gebäudetechnik: Planungsgrundlagen und Beispiele. Band 1: Allgemeines, Sanitär, Elektro, Gas. 9., überbearbeitete Auflage. Köln: Bundesanzeiger Verlag.
  • Pistohl, Wolfram; Rechenauer, Christian; Scheuerer, Birgit (2016b): Handbuch der Gebäudetechnik: Planungsgrundlagen und Beispiele. Band 2: Heizung, Lüftung, Beleuchtung, Energiesparen. 9., überbearbeitete Auflage. Köln: Bundesanzeiger Verlag.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Presence course. Students will be informed of the lecturer's attendance requirements before the start of the course.