Course Description:

This course covers the methodologies for determining and maintaining comfortable conditions within buildings and focuses on efficient performance and systems integration. Students will gain knowledge of various building systems, methods for determining energy use, and the factors that contribute to a comfortable and sustainable interior.  Case studies where students assess the success of various theoretical concepts and applications are included.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understanding of the principles and concepts of sustainability relating to environmental control systems.
  • Familiarity with passive and active approaches to achieving environmental comfort and  efficiency.
  • Familiarity with various systems and methods for developing an integrated and sustainable solution.
  • Familiarity with the methods for determining the economic impact of sustainable choices.
  • Understanding of the impact of site specific influences.
  • Understanding of the relationship between systems and indoor environmental quality.

Professor:  Andrew Zumwalt-Hathaway, LEED AP

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