ARCH 6520:Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Sustainable Design
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
This course will foreground Architecture as a building ecology responsive to its surroundings in a symbiotic or reparative relationship. Students will study building systems with an emphasis on the understanding of system performance relative to their immediate and extended contexts. The evaluation of adequate performance will be based upon the nature of human comfort and the support of life beyond the initial stages of design.
Using sustainability as an armature the student will become aware of the ethical obligations of the profession through a clear understanding of the inter-relationships between natural and man-made elements at both the macro and micro scale.
The final sessions of the course will allow students to determine the impact of these needs related to the integration of Architecture design and Environmental Technologies. Students will perform and understand basic calculations that form the foundation of technological solutions within these areas in preparation of ARCH 6220.
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