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Course Detail

Term Fall 2017
Class ARCH 575
Class Title Building Ecology
Description This project-based course introduces ecological principles in building design, and explores strategies and methods for designing sustainable buildings. The concepts of building ecosystems and resource self-sustenance are introduced. The principles of the economy of resources, lifecycle design, and humane design are discussed, and the ecological factors associated with these principles are examined. Design strategies for increasing resource efficiency and self-sustenance of built environments are investigated. Zero energy design strategies, methods and processes are examined. Projects that analyze lifecycle of buildings and their environmental impacts, develop conceptual frameworks for self-sustainable built
environments, analyze site climates and develop prioritized climate-responsive energy conservation strategies, assess the feasibility of zero energy buildings, and design ecological and self sustainable buildings will be conducted.
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Monday 2:30-5:30pm 2213 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Jong-Jin Kim
Syllabus Arch575_F17.pdf