Outcome of the Summer School 2017 in Granada, Spain

A warm welcome to the participants by Josemaría Manzano Jurado, director of School of Architecture from the University of Granada (founded in 1531) and Delfina Bastos González, academic secretary of the School was followed by a tour in the beautiful renovated old building in the centre of the city.

After 5 very successful editions of the Summer School on “Dynamic methods for whole building energy assessment” this time the focus was on pragmatic application of these dynamic calculation techniques. The main purpose of this summer school was to train a methodology for evaluation of measured data. Five enthusiastic lecturers have presented methodologies in more than 10 presentations for assessing the heat transfer characteristics of building envelopes using data for hands-on exercises. During the summer course, information on relevant software has been given. For the practical exercises the software tool LORD has been applied on benchmark data as well as routines in the R-environment. More than half of the participants submitted prior to the course their homework which revealed that most of them have problems with assessing the thermal capacitance. This was the reason for a special lecture on how to deal with techniques for separating the static aspects from the dynamics. Discussed has been a more advanced course as a follow-up of this Summer School School that may take place during the summer of 2018.

For the social mid-week event, a visit to the Salobreña Castle on the Mediterranean coast was organised followed by a dinner with all participants and lecturers on the terrace of a typical Spanish taberna.

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