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Designing for Environmental Quality - BADP3001

Year - 2020

This unit of study will focus on Indoor Environmental Quality and how it may affect people's experience and perception of their surrounding built environment. Students will be exposed to key IEQ dimensions, including thermal, visual and acoustic comfort and indoor air quality. Particular emphasis will be given on Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) tools, studies and research findings. The evolution of contemporary workspace design and its impact on building occupants' satisfaction, productivity and health will also be explored. Students will also learn how IEQ has been incorporated by certification and rating schemes. Upon completion of this unit, students will have the ability to critically and synthetically analyse IEQ-related issues, and how to efficaciously implement and communicate the technical information during the design process and/or performance assessments.

lectures 1 hr/week; studio 3 hrs/week

assignment 1 (30%), assignment 2 (25%) and assignment 3 (45%)

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Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Somwrita Sarkar
HECS Band: 2
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