Indoor Environment





Offered by

Civil Engineering




For exchange/transfer students:
General admission requirements.

Main purpose

The indoor environment has a major impact on the health of human, and whether they feel comfortable in the indoor environment. A poor indoor environment affects people´s concentration and work capacity negatively and may cause increased sick leave.
Through the course the students will have the knowledge of the legislation for Indoor Environment. The students will be able to define the design criteria’s for the indoor environment, simulate and measure the indoor environment.


Following completion of the course, the student can:
  • Explain the indoor environmental parameters and impact on human health and comfort, that includes; thermal, atmospheric, acoustic, visual and mechanical indoor climate
  • Describe the impact of the physical indoor environment on human work performance
  • Identify relevant legislation and standards for Indoor Environment
  • Observe and describe building installations that influence the indoor climate 


Following completion of the course, the student can:
  • Calculate and illustrate the thermal, atmospheric and visual indoor climate
  • Use software tools to simulate and document the indoor environment with focus on thermal and atmospheric indoor climate.
  • Apply existing codes, standards, and guidelines for the indoor environment
  • Plan measurements and surveys of indoor climate and use instruments to measure relevant parameters in one selected work environment.


Following completion of the course, the student can:
  • Select and analyze relevant indoor environment design criteria’s for a specific work environment for planning of ventilation system.
  • Interpret relevant legislation, standards and executive orders
  • Plan and execute simple indoor climate field surveys and analyze and evaluate the results 
  • Carry out a project in groups and present the work in a report and in an oral presentation



Teaching methods and study activities

4 scheduled lectures per week for 12 weeks will be implemented, corresponding to a 137.5-hour workload for the student.
Study activities are reading at home, class assignments, mini-projects, home assignments and oral presentations combined with lectures.
Student Activity Model
According to the Study Activity Model, the workload is divided as follows:

CATEGORY 1 (Participation of lecturer and students, Initiated by the lecturer) (32%)
Comprises 56 lessons of 45 minutes (44 hours) varying between lectures, exercises and course assignments (as consultation)

CATEGORY 2 (Participation of students, Initiated by the lecturer) (58%)
Homework, course assignments, self-study, (80 hours).

CATEGORY 3 (Participation of students, initiated by students) (10%)
Comprise freedom in choosing method to work with course assignments, self-study, preparation for evaluation, etc. (14 hours)

CATEGORY 4 (Participation of lecturer and students, initiated by students) (0 %)


Building Regulation
Danish/international standards, available online at the library
Notes placed in Itslearning.
Company pages
Velux daylight visualizer



Type of examination:
Ongoing assessment of 3 written individual/group assignments, weighing 10% each, and a final exam consisting of a written group course assignment, weighing 70%
Internal assessment
Allowed tools:
Oral re-exam, 15 mins, with an internal examiner. Individual presentation of final course assignment and draw of a question in the full course content.

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.

Additional information



Dorte N. Holm

Valid from

8/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Energy Design


Thermal and atmospheric indoor environment. Daylight. Fieldwork