Sustainable Building Process
Study plans 2016-2017 - TØL4131 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  • TØL4021 Management for Sustainability

  • TØL4031 Quality and Risk Management

  • TØL4041 Sustainable Development 

  • TØL4151 Life Cycle Assessment
  • TØL4161 Sustainable Products Innovations

Expected learning outcomes


  • Advanced knowledge on procurement for sustainable built environment.
  • Advanced knowledge on life cycle energy and embodied energy of built environment and how to minimize the life cycle energy and embodied energy.
  • Advanced knowledge on material selection and construction-site waste management.
  • Advanced knowledge on how to map, design and manage work in construction so as to ensure a sustainable construction process.


  • Supply procurement solutions for sustainable built environment. 

  • Understand the role of embodied energy in built environment.

  • Find solutions to minimize the life cycle energy of buildings.
  • Select right material for sustainable construction.
  • Planning of sustainable building production .

General competence

  • Present key points of your work to colleagues both in writing and orally.
  • Speak the professional language of construction managers.


  • Procurement for sustainable built environment.

  • Embodied energy and emissions of buildings.
  • Selection of materials
  • Waste management in construction
  • Planning of sustainable building production.

Teaching Methods

Group works

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course will be made accessible for both campus- and remote students. Every student is free to choose the pedagogic arrangement from that is best fitted for her/his own requirement. 
Seminars in the course will be given on campus and are open for both categories of students through web conference-systems (Eluminate, Adobe Connect etc). Recordings of seminars and tutoring sessions will be available on internet through the learning management system.

Teaching language is English. All hand-ins, reports and examination must be delivered in English.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Written Exam: 40 %

Project work: 60 %

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal examiners. External examiner every 4 years, next time 2016.

Re-sit examination

Revised project report can be submitted according to new deadline given by the course responsible.

Re-sit on written exam in August. Written exam can be altered to oral exam by the course responsible.

Examination support

All materials available

Coursework Requirements

  • Participation in Seminars
  • Two hand-ins

Teaching Materials

Compendium of articles and book chapter