Dec 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARCH 6500:Global Sustainable Design Strategies

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
The course will introduce the student to the wide spectrum of innovative green buildings by looking as design and construction around the world in the context of sustainability. It will establish a platform for the understanding of local-to-regional-to-global sustainability, and highlights the interaction between human and natural ecosystems. The Architect/Engineer/Construction Manager’s perspectives will be complemented by specific building examples around the world. Form factors will be discussed and issues of planning, design and construction explored. A few highlights of course subjects would be: Global Environmental Crisis; the Global Notion of Sustainability in the Built Environment; Ecology; Energy Efficiency and the Built Performance; Low Energy - High Energy Systems; Passive and Active Environmental Systems; Waste Management; Pollution/Health/Social Cost; Global Economic Issues; World Population; Basic World Finance; Technology and the Third World; Codes, Regulations and Cost.



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