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DESC9148: Sustainable Building Design Practice

Assessing building performance and integrating environmental building systems and construction forms the core of sustainable building design practice. This advanced unit explores the methods, workflows and regulatory frameworks to design best-practice sustainable buildings. It develops your ability to work as a sustainable building consultant. You will learn how to evaluate and critique the environmental performance of real-world projects and set targets and apply strategies to improve designs. The unit also reviews working methods for integrated design and will develop your ability to communicate environmental performance to other design team members.

Code DESC9148
Academic unit Architectural and Design Science
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Fundamental knowledge of sustainable design

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Evaluate the environmental performance of design proposals against industry standards
  • LO2. Understand how to balance sustainability objectives and how they are applied to a project
  • LO3. Systematically develop propositions in response to a client brief
  • LO4. Demonstrate an awareness of the characteristics of professional leadership in sustainable design practice
  • LO5. Develop the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • LO6. Rigorously communicate research, knowledge and sustainable propositions to a variety of professional audiences