Learn how to incorporate new energy-efficient and sustainable systems in the construction of buildings in a Professional Master’s Degree created to boost your professional capacity’’

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The Professional Master’s Degree in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Construction of Buildings addresses the complete range of issues involved in this field, both in the residential and tertiary sectors. Studying this course will give students a clear advantage over students who study other programs that focus on specific blocks, which prevents the student from knowing the interrelationship with other areas included in the multidisciplinary field of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Construction of Buildings.

This up-to-date program incorporates a module dedicated to the circular economy within the building sector with which to quantify not only the energy impact, but also the environmental impact.

Additionally, there is a module that analyzes the different types of control, automation and networks that can be used to increase the potential of energy efficiency proposals.

Together with the rest of the modules on facilities and architecture, it offers a global and interrelated vision of topics in the field of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Construction of Buildings, which makes it unique. It is essential for professionals to complete this Professional Master’s Degree in order to reach their full potential in this area.

By completing and passing the assessments of this program, the students will obtain sound knowledge of the rules and regulations to be applied in relation to energy efficiency and sustainability in construction. They will be able to master their understanding of energy, bioclimatic architecture, renewable energies and building installations, such as electrical, thermal, lighting and control.

Furthermore, students will give their professional career a great boost by being able to lead the transformation in terms of circular economy and successfully carry out energy audits and certification processes in the building sector.

Moreover, as this is a 100% online Professional Master’s Degree, the student is not conditioned by fixed schedules or the need to move to another physical location, but can access the contents at any time of the day, balancing their work or personal life with their academic life.

Acquire the most comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge in terms of standards and applicable regulations in a convenient and flexible way’’

This Professional Master’s Degree in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Construction of Buildings contains the most complete and up-to-date program on the market. The most important features include:

  • The development of practical cases presented by experts in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Construction of Buildings
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional development
  • Practical exercises where self-assessment can be used to improve learning
  • Special emphasis on innovative methodologies in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Construction of Buildings
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection work
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an internet connection

The most innovative and interesting aspects of energy, bioclimatic architecture, renewable energies and building installations in an intensive, high-quality program’’

A teaching staff of experts in the field of building construction contributes the experience of their work to this program, in addition to recognized specialists from leading companies and prestigious universities.

Its multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will allow the professional a situated and contextual learning, that is, a simulated environment that will provide an immersive experience programmed for learning in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this purpose, the professional will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system, developed by renowned and experienced experts in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Construction of Buildings.

With comprehensive educational material supported by the best audiovisual systems on the educational market, providing you with an immersive learning experience"

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A 100% online Professional Master’s Degree that will allow you to balance your studies with your professional work with maximum organizational flexibility"


This educational program includes all the necessary contents for students to gain extensive and specific knowledge in the area of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Construction of Buildings, through a continuous process of competence growth that will boost the theoretical and practical capacity of the students.

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A very complete syllabus that will take you through the learning process in an intensive and stimulating way’’

Module 1. Energy in the Construction of Buildings 

1.1. Energy in Cities

1.1.1. City Energy Behavior
1.1.2. Sustainable Development Goals
1.1.3. ODS 11 - Sustainable Citizens and Communities

1.2. Less Consumption or Cleaner Energy

1.2.1. The Social Awareness of Clean Energies
1.2.2. Social Responsibility in Energy Usage
1.2.3. Greater Energy Need

1.3. Smart Cities and Buildings

1.3.1. Smart Buildings
1.3.2. Current Situation of Smart Buildings
1.3.3. Smart Building Examples

1.4. Energy Consumption

1.4.1. Building Energy Consumption
1.4.2. Measuring Energy Consumption
1.4.3. Knowing Our Consumption

1.5. Energy Demand

1.5.1. Building Energy Demand
1.5.2. Calculating Energy Demand
1.5.3. Managing Energy Demand

1.6. Efficient Usage of Energy

1.6.1. Responsibility in Energy Usage
1.6.2. Knowing Our Energy System

1.7. Energetic Liveability

1.7.1. Energy Liveability as a Key Aspect
1.7.2. Factors Affecting Building Energetic Liveability

1.8. Thermal Comfort

1.8.1. The Importance of Thermal Comfort
1.8.2. The Need for Thermal Comfort

1.9. Energy Poverty

1.9.1. Energy Dependence
1.9.2. Current Situation

1.10. Solar Radiation. Climate Zones

1.10.1. Solar Radiation
1.10.2. Hourly Solar Radiation
1.10.3. Effects of Solar Radiation
1.10.4. Climate Zones
1.10.5. The Importance of the Geographic Location of a Building

Module 2. Standards and Regulations

2.1. Building Construction Sustainability Certificates

2.1.1. The Need for Certificates
2.1.2. Certification Procedures
2.1.3. BREEAM, LEED, Green and WELL
2.1.4. PassiveHaus

2.2. Standards

2.2.1. Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)
2.2.2. Building Information Model (BIM)

2.3. European Directives

2.3.1. Directive 2002/ 91
2.3.2. Directive 2010/ 31
2.3.3. Directive 2012/ 27
2.3.4. Directive 2018/ 844 

Module 3. Circular Economy

3.1. Circular Economy Tendency

3.1.1. Circular Economy Origin
3.1.2. Circular Economy Definition
3.1.3. Circular Economy Necessity
3.1.4. Circular Economy as Strategy

3.2. Circular Economy Features

3.2.1. First Principle: Preserve and Improve
3.2.2. Second Principle: Optimize
3.2.3. Third Principle. Promote
3.2.4. Key Features

3.3. Circular Economy Benefits

3.3.1. Economic Advantages
3.3.2. Social Benefits
3.3.3. Business Benefits
3.3.4. Environmental Benefits

3.4. Circular Economy Legislation

3.4.1. Regulations
3.4.2. European Directives

3.5. Life Cycle Analysis

3.5.1. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Scope 
3.5.2. Stages
3.5.3. Reference Standards
3.5.4. Methodology
3.5.5. Tools

3.6. Carbon Footprint Calculation

3.6.1. Carbon Footprint
3.6.2. Types of Scope
3.6.3. Methodology
3.6.4. Tools
3.6.5. Carbon Footprint Calculation

3.7. CO2 Emission Reduction Plans

3.7.1. Improvement Plans: Supplies
3.7.2. Improvement Plans: Demand
3.7.3. Improvement Plans: Installations
3.7.4. Improvement Plans: Equipment
3.7.5. Emissions Offsets

3.8. Carbon Footprint Records

3.8.1. Carbon Footprint Records
3.8.2. Requirements Prior to Registration
3.8.3. Documentation
3.8.4. Registration Request

3.9. Good Circular Practices

3.9.1. Methodology BIM
3.9.2. Selecting Material and Equipment
3.9.3. Maintenance
3.9.4. Waste Management
3.9.5. Reusing Material

Module 4. Energy Audits and Certification

4.1. Energy Audits

4.1.1. Energy Diagnostics
4.1.2. Energy Audits
4.1.3. ESE Energy Audits

4.2. Competencies of an Energy Auditor

4.2.1. Personal Attributes
4.2.2. Knowledge and Skills
4.2.3. Skill Acquisition, Maintenance and Improvement
4.2.4. Certifications
4.2.5. List of Energy Service Providers

4.3. Auditing Measurement Tools

4.3.1. Network Analyzer and Clamp Ammeters
4.3.2. Luxmeter
4.3.3. Thermohygrometer
4.3.4. Anemometer
4.3.5. Combustion Analyser
4.3.6. Thermographic Camera
4.3.7. Transmittance Meter

4.4. Investment Analysis

4.4.1. Preliminary Considerations
4.4.2. Noise Assessment Criteria
4.4.3. Cost Study
4.4.4. Grants and Subsidies
4.4.5. Recovery Period
4.4.6. Optimal Profitability Level

4.5. Managing Contracts with Energy Services Companies

4.5.1. First Service: Energy Management
4.5.2. Second Service: Maintenance
4.5.3. Third Service: Total Guarantee
4.5.4. Fourth Service: Facility Improvement and Renovation
4.5.5. Fifth Service: Savings and Renewable Energy Investments

4.6. Certification Programs: HULC

4.6.1. HULC Program
4.6.2. Data Prior to Calculation
4.6.3. Practical Case Example: Residential Case
4.6.4. Practical Case Example: Small Tertiary Case
4.6.5. Practical Case Example: Large Tertiary

4.7. Certification Programs: Others

4.7.1. Variety in Energy Calculation Programs Use
4.7.2. Other Certification Programs

Module 5. Bioclimatic Architecture

5.1. Materials Technology and Construction Systems

5.1.1. Bioclimatic Architecture Evolution
5.1.2. Most Used Materials
5.1.3. Constructive Systems
5.1.4. Thermal Bridges

5.2. Enclosures, Walls and Roofs

5.2.1. The Role of Enclosures in Energy Efficiency
5.2.2. Vertical Enclosures and Materials Used
5.2.3. Horizontal Enclosures and Materials Used
5.2.4. Flat Roofs
5.2.5. Sloping Roofs

5.3. Openings, Glazing and Frames

5.3.1. Types of Openings
5.3.2. The Role of Openings in Energy Efficiency
5.3.3. Materials Used

5.4. Solar Protection

5.4.1. Need for Solar Protection
5.4.2. Solar Protection Systems Awnings Slats Overhangs Setbacks Other Protection Systems

5.5. Bioclimatic Strategy in Summer

5.5.1. The Importance of Utilizing Shade
5.5.2. Bioclimatic Construction Techniques for Summer
5.5.3. Good Building Practices

5.6. Bioclimatic Strategy for Winter

5.6.1. The Importance the Utilizing the Sun
5.6.2. Bioclimatic Construction Techniques for Winter
5.6.3. Construction Examples

5.7. Canadian Wells. Trombe Wall. Vegetable Covers

5.7.1. Other Forms of Energy Utilization
5.7.2. Canadian Wells
5.7.3. Trombe Wall
5.7.4. Vegetable Covers

5.8. The Importance of Building Orientation

5.8.1. The Wind Rose
5.8.2. Building Orientations
5.8.3. Examples of Bad Practices

5.9. Healthy Buildings

5.9.1. Air Quality
5.9.2. Lighting Quality
5.9.3. Thermal Insulation
5.9.4. Acoustic Insulation
5.9.5. Sick Building Syndrome

5.10. Bioclimatic Architecture Examples

5.10.1. International Architecture
5.10.2. Bioclimatic Architecture

Module 6. Renewable Energies 

6.1. Thermal Solar Power

6.1.1. Thermal Solar Power Scope
6.1.2. Thermal Solar Power Systems
6.1.3. Thermal Solar Power Today
6.1.4. Thermal Solar Power Use in Buildings
6.1.5. Advantages and Disadvantages

6.2. Photovoltaic Solar Power

6.2.1. Photovoltaic Solar Power Evolution
6.2.2. Photovoltaic Solar Power Today
6.2.3. Photovoltaic Solar Power Use in Buildings
6.2.4. Advantages and Disadvantages

6.3. Microhydraulic Power

6.3.1. Hydraulic Power in Buildings
6.3.2. Hydraulic Power and Microhydraulic Power Today
6.3.3. Practical Applications of Hydraulic Power
6.3.4. Advantages and Disadvantages

6.4. Micro-Wind Power

6.4.1. Wind and Micro-Wind Power
6.4.2. Update on Wind and Micro-Wind Power
6.4.3. Practical Applications of Wind Power
6.4.4. Advantages and Disadvantages

6.5. Biomass

6.5.1. Biomass as Renewable Fuel
6.5.2. Types of Biomass Fuel
6.5.3. Oil-Fired Heat Production Systems
6.5.4. Advantages and Disadvantages

6.6. Geothermal

6.6.1. Geothermal Energy
6.6.2. Geothermal Power Systems Today
6.6.3. Advantages and Disadvantages

6.7. Aerothermal Power

6.7.1. Aerothermal Power in Buildings
6.7.2. Aerothermal Power Systems Today
6.7.3. Advantages and Disadvantages

6.8. Cogeneration Systems

6.8.1. Cogeneration
6.8.2. Cogeneration Systems in Homes and Buildings
6.8.3. Advantages and Disadvantages

6.9. Biogas in Building

6.9.1. Potentialities
6.9.2. Biodigesters
6.9.3. Integration

6.10. Self-Consumption

6.10.1. Self-Consumption Application
6.10.2. Self-Consumption Benefits
6.10.3. The Sector Today
6.10.4. Self-Consumption Power Systems in Buildings

Module 7. Electrical Installations

7.1. Electrical Equipment

7.1.1. Classification
7.1.2. Appliance Consumption
7.1.3. Usage Profiles

7.2. Energy Labels

7.2.1. Labeled Products
7.2.2. Label Interpretation
7.2.3. Ecolabels
7.2.4. EPREL Database Product Registration
7.2.5. Estimated Savings

7.3. Individual Measurement Systems

7.3.1. Measuring Power Consumption
7.3.2. Individual Meters
7.3.3. Switchboard Meters
7.3.4. Choosing Devices

7.4. Filters and Capacitor Banks

7.4.1. Differences between Power Factor and Cosine PHI
7.4.2. Harmonics and Distortion Rate
7.4.3. Reactive Energy Compensation
7.4.4. Filter Selection
7.4.5. Capacitor Bank Selection

7.5. Stand-By Consumption

7.5.1. Stand-By Study
7.5.2. Code of Conduct
7.5.3. Estimating Stand-By Consumption
7.5.4. Anti-Stand-By Devices

7.6. Electric Vehicle Recharging

7.6.1. Types of Recharging Points
7.6.2. Potential ITC-BT 52 Diagrams
7.6.3. Provision of Regulatory Infrastructures in Building Construction
7.6.4. Horizontal Property and Installation of Recharging Points

7.7. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems

7.7.1. UPS Infrastructure
7.7.2. Types of UPS
7.7.3. Features
7.7.4. Applications
7.7.5. UPS Selection

7.8. Electric Meter

7.8.1. Types of Meters
7.8.2. Digital Meter Operation
7.8.3. Use as an Analyzer
7.8.4. Telemetry and Data Mining

7.9. Electric Billing Optimization

7.9.1. Electricity Rates
7.9.2. Types of Low Voltage Consumers
7.9.3. Types of Low Voltage Rates
7.9.4. Power Term and Penalties
7.9.5. Reactive Power Term and Penalties

7.10. Efficient Usage of Energy

7.10.1. Energy Saving Habits
7.10.2. Appliance Energy Saving
7.10.3. Energy Culture in Facility Management

Module 8. Thermal Installations 

8.1. Thermal Installations in Buildings

8.1.1. Idealization of Thermal Installations in Buildings
8.1.2. Thermal Machine Operation
8.1.3. Pipe Insulation
8.1.4. Duct Insulation

8.2. Gas-Fired Heat Production Systems

8.2.1. Gas-Fired Heating Equipment
8.2.2. Components of a Gas Production System
8.2.3. Vacuum Test
8.2.4. Good Practices in Gas Heat Systems

8.3. Oil-Fired Heat Production Systems

8.3.1. Oil-Fired Heating Equipment
8.3.2. Components of an Oil-Fired Heat Production Systems
8.3.3. Good Practices in Oil-Fired Heating Systems

8.4. Oil-Fired Heat Production Systems

8.4.1. Biomass Heating Equipment
8.4.2. Components of a Biomass Heat Production System
8.4.3. The Use of Biomass in the Home
8.4.4. Good Practices in Biomass Production Systems

8.5. Heat Pumps

8.5.1. Heat Pump Equipment
8.5.2. Components of a Heat Pump
8.5.3. Advantages and Disadvantages
8.5.4. Good Practices in Heat Pump Equipment

8.6. Refrigerant Gases

8.6.1. Knowledge of Refrigerant Gases
8.6.2. Types of Refrigerant Gas Classification

8.7. Refrigeration Systems

8.7.1. Cooling Equipment
8.7.2. Typical Installations
8.7.3. Other Refrigeration Installations
8.7.4. Revision and Cleaning of Refrigeration Components

8.8. DHW Systems

8.8.1. Types of DHW Systems
8.8.2. Domestic DHW Systems
8.8.3. Correct Use of DHW Systems

8.9. DHW Systems

8.9.1. Types of DHW Systems
8.9.2. DHW Systems
8.9.3. Correct Use of DHW Systems

8.10. Maintenance of Thermal Installations

8.10.1. Boiler and Burner Maintenance
8.10.2. Maintenance of Auxiliary Components
8.10.3. Refrigerant Gas Leak Detection
8.10.4. Refrigerant Gas Recovery

Module 9. Lighting installations 

9.1. Light Sources

9.1.1. Lighting Technology Properties of Light Photometry Photometric Measurements Luminaires Auxiliary Electrical Equipment

9.1.2. Traditional Light Sources Incandescent and Halogen High- and Low-Pressure Sodium Vapor High- and Low-Pressure Mercury Steam Other Technologies: Induction, Xenon

9.2. LED Technology

9.2.1. Principle of Operation
9.2.2. Electrical Characteristics
9.2.3. Advantages and Disadvantages
9.2.4. LED Luminaires. Optical
9.2.5. Auxiliary Equipment. Driver

9.3. Interior Lighting Requirements

9.3.1. Standards and Regulations
9.3.2. Lighting Project
9.3.3. Quality Criteria

9.4. Outdoor Lighting Requirements

9.4.1. Standards and Regulations
9.4.2. Lighting Project
9.4.3. Quality Criteria

9.5. Lighting Calculations with Calculation Software. DIALux

9.5.1. Features
9.5.2. Menus
9.5.3. Project Design
9.5.4. Obtaining and Interpreting Results

9.6. Lighting Calculations with Calculation Software. EVO

9.6.1. Features
9.6.2. Advantages and Disadvantages
9.6.3. Menus
9.6.4. Project Design
9.6.5. Obtaining and Interpreting Results

9.7. Energy Efficiency in Lighting

9.7.1. Energy Efficiency Improvement Measures
9.7.2. Integration of Natural Light

9.8. Biodynamic Lighting

9.8.1. Light Pollution
9.8.2. Circadian Rhythms
9.8.3. Harmful Effects

9.9. Calculation of Interior Lighting Projects

9.9.1. Residential Buildings
9.9.2. Business Buildings
9.9.3. Educational Centers
9.9.4. Hospitals
9.9.5. Public Buildings
9.9.6. Industries
9.9.7. Commercial and Exhibition Spaces

9.10. Calculation of Outdoor Lighting Projects

9.10.1. Street and Road Lighting
9.10.2.  Facades
9.10.3. Signs and Illuminated Signs

Module 10. Control Installations 

10.1. Home Automation

10.1.1. State-of-the-Art
10.1.2.  Standards and Regulations
10.1.3. Equipment
10.1.4. Services
10.1.5. Networks

10.2. Inmotics

10.2.1. Characteristics and Regulations
10.2.2. Building Automation and Control Technologies and Systems
10.2.3. Technical Building Management for Energy Efficiency

10.3. Telemanagement

10.3.1. System Determination
10.3.2. Key Elements
10.3.3. Monitoring Software

10.4. Smart Home

10.4.1. Features
10.4.2. Equipment

10.5. The Internet of Things IoT

10.5.1. Technological Monitoring
10.5.2. Standards
10.5.3. Equipment
10.5.4. Services
10.5.5. Networks

10.6. Telecommunications Installations

10.6.1. Key Infrastructure
10.6.2. Television
10.6.3. Radio
10.6.4. Telephony

10.7. KNX, DALI Protocols

10.7.1. Standardization
10.7.2. Applications
10.7.3. Equipment
10.7.4. Design and Configuration

10.8. IP Networks WiFi

10.8.1. Standards
10.8.2. Features
10.8.3. Design and Configuration

10.9. Bluetooth

10.9.1. Standards
10.9.2. Design and Configuration
10.9.3. Features

10.10. Future Technologies

10.10.1. Zigbee
10.10.2. Programming and Configuration. Python
10.10.3. Big Data

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This program will allow you to advance in your career comfortably’’