Taubman College

Course List

Term Winter 2011
Class ARCH 509
Class Title Zero Net Emission Building Design in the Cool and Cold Climate

Goal of the course is to find design strategies to meet the requirements for a zero net emission residential building. A focus lies to find the right balance between an optimized building envelope and the technical effort for building operation to increase the comfort. An analysis of all energy consumers in the building will lead us to the goal of a high performance residential building. The building performance evaluation will be done in terms of the net green house gas emission. To find the best design solutions in the intersection of esthetical and high sophisticated technical demands the participants of this course will work on a single family residential project.

The course contains three design steps:
1. “Passive” sustainable design strategies
2. Detail planning in high performance buildings
3. “Active” systems in high performance residential buildings (Building mechanical systems, HVAC)

Established international certification systems like the Passive House label, Minergie P and Energy Pass scrutinized on the energy flow of a building will be introduced and analyzed to dedicate the energy demand for heating, cooling, warm water heating, artificial lighting and ventilation. Computer tools will be introduced and used for passive building design, thermal bridge analysis and building performance calculation.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Mondays 2:30-5:30pm room 2210
Credits 3
Faculty Lars Junghans
Syllabus not available