Energy Services Técnico Lisboa

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About This Course

This course introduces the concept of energy services and presents the modeling principles to calculate the energy services requirements to design sustainable energy systems.

Main goals

The main goals of this course are:

  • Understand the energy service concept
  • Identify the required energy services in different energy systems contexts
  • Know the level of energy services around the world
  • Model different energy services
  • Estimate the energy services requirements

Target audience

This course is target to MSc students that are interested in energy systems.


The prerequisites for this course are:

  • Understand the energy, work and heat concepts
  • Know the first and second laws of thermodynamics
  • Know the heat transfer mechanisms


  • Energy concepts (energy systems, energy definitions, tools to describe energy systems, energy consumption around the world)
  • Energy Services (energy services definition, energy services in buildings, energy consumption in buildings)
  • Energy services requirements (thermal comfort, hot water, visual comfort)
  • Energy services modeling (heating and cooling, hot water, cooking, lighting, others)


The contents will consist of a series of videos for each topic, where each video covers a sub topic. The videos will be complemented by lecture notes, FAQ and discussion forums.


The course is divided in 4 topics. For each subtopic, there will a quiz that needs to be answered to allow the progress to the next subtopic. To move forward to the next topic, the quiz needs to be positively answered.The weight on the final grade of all the quizzes (homework) completed is 10%.

For each topic, there will be a mid-term evaluation that needs to be positively assessed to allow the progress for the next topic. This exercise is individually and once completed the 4 mid-term evaluations it will count 50% for your final grade.

After completing all the topics, there will be an overall exercise which weight on the final grade is 40%.

Course Staff

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Carlos Santos Silva

Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. Born in Lisbon in 1976, he holds a degree (1999), a MSc (2001) and a PhD (2005) in Mechanical Engineering from IST.

As an engineer he worked at Siemens AG in Munich, Germany (from 2001 to 2004) and in Albatroz Engineering in Portugal (from 2006 to 2008). At the university, he has lectured at Escola Náutica Infante Dom Henrique (from 2004 to 2007) and at IST since 2008.

His research and teaching activities are in the area of energy planning and energy management in buildings.

Course Staff Diana Vieira Fernandes

Diana Vieira Fernandes

Diana Vieira Fernandes holds a Law Degree (NOVA LAW School), a Post Degree Diploma in Securities Law (Instituto de Valores Mobiliários, FDL) and has a Master in Law and Management (NOVA Law School and NOVA School of Business and Economics). She also received NOVA University’s 2011 award of distinction (Diploma of Merit) in the Field of Entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining the IN+ - Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research at Instituto Superior Técnico, worked on a business association that manages a solar demonstration platform in the Algarve. She also supported several projects related to energy, innovation and data science.

Creative Commons License
The following course and its contents are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

The videos shown in this course were recorded at the FCCN studio.

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  2. Classes Start

    Oct 07, 2019
  3. Classes End

    Nov 17, 2019
  4. Enrollment Start Date

    Sep 30, 2019
  5. Enrollment End Date

    Nov 17, 2019
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