This unit aims to develop a critical understanding in students of building design principles that reduce the impact of the built environment on energy, water and material resource flows. Students will gain an overview of technical strategies that reduce the environmental impact of buildings and develop an awareness of the benchmarks and metrics used to judge the implementation of environmental design principles. The unit pays particular attention to design principles that relate to the environmental performance of the building fabric and the thermal and hydraulic systems of buildings.
5-day intensive (9am-5pm)
two assignments (1x35%, 1x65%)
Fundamental knowledge of building design