Title DEVELOPING THERMAL INSULATION CURRICULUM ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE CONDITIONS AND PILOT PROVINCIAL APPLICATIONS
Project Number 2012-1-TR1-LEO05-35165
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
This Project included that;
The thermal insulation effects determining of XPS, EPS, insulation plaster and traditional plaster surface coatings on the 4 wall type like concrete, aerated concrete, bims briquette and traditional wall brick.
To train the related department's (civil engineering) students at the three partner universities of thermal insulation about thermal insulation. Thus, the project will serve to the development of a curriculum program compatible with Turkey's energy policy.
Today, one of the biggest problems of the world is gradually increasing energy needs. To achieve energy, countries are sacrificing their own resources and resorting to any precaution. For this purpose, as one of the strategic objectives of the European Commission 2020 “Providing 20% energy efficiency, compared to 2000” is chosen as one of priority target. According to the OECD report, the world's 40% of the total energy consumption is consumed in households.
It is possible to increase energy efficiency in residents with the prevention of energy losses. The most effective way of protecting residential thermal insulation is having thermal insulation done. Today, the thermal insulation applications in Turkey are done ignoring climatic conditions. But heat insulation is a discipline that should be applied according to climate conditions. Due to the geographic location, the climatic conditions vary between the provinces of Turkey. While thermal insulation in Turkey should be done with different specified conditions in each region, thermal insulation applications are performed as a single type of in all the provinces. Some provinces in Turkey are hot, some are cold and some provinces have a temperate climate. When the same methods of insulating are used in all the provinces; there is loss of energy in cold provinces and loss of the insulating material in hot provinces
The aim of this project is making thermal insulation based on climatic conditions and the development of related curriculum. For this purpose, regulations in Turkey and Europe will be examined and detailed climate mapping of these countries will be done. To create a general principle in thermal insulation, results and thermal insulation applications will be transferred to learning modules theoretically and practically. E-learning will be made through the Web site. The most important part of the project is thermal insulation applications. Three different provinces are selected in terms of geographical location and climatic characteristics of Turkey. (Sakarya, Hakkari, Gümüşhane). Thermal insulation applications will be done with different methods in these three cities. The data about heat losses, temperature, rainfall, etc. will be recorded daily. Heat losses will be recorded with thermal cameras and will be compared with climatic data.
At the end of the project the data got from these three provinces will be analysed in detail and lost energy depended on climate will be determined. Heat insulation curriculum will be developed according to current regulation by transferring the project results to learning modules. In the short term the project partners and engineering faculties and in the long term heat insulation sector and related institutions will be affected. In addition changes in related regulations are other supposed results. All partners of the project are the institutions which fulfil education activities in heat insulation sector or which have experience about construction.
The main objective of the project is to increase energy efficiency with the correct techniques and methods according to climatic conditions. The second goal is to train the related department's students at the three partner universities of thermal insulation about thermal insulation. Thus, the project will serve to the development of a curriculum program compatible with Turkey's energy policy. The program goal will be reached on the basis of the following stages:
1st stage: The circular called “Building Energy Performance Certificates" which came into force on January 1 2011 will be taken as reference. On the basis of the thermal insulation principles, in this circular a curriculum will be prepared called "Thermal insulation Basics and Applications". This curriculum will be prepared on the basis of the project which will be transferred based on two concrete outputs. These outputs are as follows;
A- Vocational assessment
B- European Qualification Passport BASICON: The European Union directive outputs of the thermal insulation
2nd stage: On the basis of climatic conditions in Turkey, analysis of temperature and precipitation conditions in all the provinces, comparison with climatic conditions in Europe. Analysis of hot and dry regions of all the provinces in Turkey, analysis of climate zones, ecosystem status, determination of wind flow, establishment of rainfall regimes.
3rd stage: Creation of Web-based learning modules, (climatic conditions, regional characteristics, rainfall regimes, comparison of thermal insulation regulations, theoretical training modules)
4th stage: Teaching of thermal insulation applications to the three partner universities’ civil engineering students,
5th stage: Experimental analysis of thermal insulation in buildings, application of thermal insulation to buildings, doing experiments in natural climatic conditions for a period of 1 year. (Experiments will be done by students and faculty members.)
6th stage: Evaluation of the analysis results, evaluation of results in the pilot provinces, publishing the results of the project partners', preparing a symposium at the University Of Sakarya in partnership with Gümüşhane University and Hakkari University. Reporting of project results. Presenting the results to Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
This project will be made with the aim of increasing energy efficiency with heat insulation of buildings, made according to the climatic conditions.
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Applications in thermal insulation