Buildings as Sustainable Energy Systems, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
5 months
556 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Buildings as Sustainable Energy Systems Certificate in collaboration with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) - DelftX. Discover how to realize energy-efficient and comfortable buildings.

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In this program you will learn how to design energy efficient and more sustainable buildings whilst improving the thermal quality of their indoor environment. Learn more at this  Buildings as Sustainable Energy Systems Professional Certificate in collaboration with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) - DelftXThis Program consists of four courses.In order to consider how to increase the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, you will discover the energy needs and thermal behavior of buildings. You will learn to answer questions like: how does solar radiation impact the heating and cooling needs? Is there something like an optimal window size, or optimum insulation or orientation? What is the impact of ventilation on the energy needs? Why do architects sometimes design fully glazed atria oriented to the north?

A building not only has energy needs, but also energy supply. Therefore the second course takes you on a journey through the world of energy conversion and related carbon emissions. You will discover how to convert natural resources into the needed heat, cold and electricity. This course will give you the skills to choose energy systems for low carbon buildings and building stocks.

Job Outlook

  • Many countries aim to build and renovate buildings in a way so they become energy efficient. The low amount of energy, that such buildings require, comes from renewable resources too.
  • To meet these new targets, high investments in energy efficiency improvement in the building stock will be needed.
  • Potentially this could lead to may new direct and indirect jobs.
  • This creates not only new jobs but also adapting those currently employed to understand building’s energy system dynamics and alternatives to optimize technologies and requirements.
  • Building energy professionals, managers, planners in government, property owners, housing associations, building sector, construction industry, energy service companies, system operators, regulatory authorities and consumer organization.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Energy Demand in Buildings
  • Energy Supply Systems for Buildings
  • Comfort and Health in Buildings
  • Efficient HVAC Systems

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 5 months
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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