ARCH 5503 - Sustainable Building Design, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ( ARCH 2123 with D or better or CIAT 2123 with D or better ) and ( ARCH 3304 with D or better or CIAT 3304 with D or better )

Level: Upper

Sustainable Building Design is a relatively new approach to architectural design which evolved from solar design solutions of the past three decades. In this field, architects attempt to design structures that have a minimum negative impact on the natural world. In this course students concentrate on five major area of sustainability including energy, air, water, materials, and site planning. Students will produce a final design project that integrates the five major areas discussed.