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Course Detail

Term Winter 2018
Class ARCH 505
Class Title High Performance Building Design
Description 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 (1) (2) an optimized building envelope and (3) the technical effort for building operation to increase the comfort. 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 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 and building performance calculation.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Friday 9:00am-12:00pm 2222 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Lars Junghans
Syllabus not available
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