Vision of Environment and Energy Division (EED) is to mobilize environment responsive, energy conservation and sustainability and resiliency-aware world class architects.
In keeping with national interests and the SDG goals, environmental integrity is a key contemplation in building design, both in the urban and rural context. In recent days, issues pertaining to environment and energy have drawn a heightened global attention, due to the facts and effects of global warming and climate change. Environmental issues are significantly considered in architecture, to ensure quality living, performance and overall well-being and comfort of users of any space. The use of energy is also of great concern, since a building may exert a significant negative footprint on the surrounding environment, by (mis)using a large share of non-renewable energy. Energy efficiency benefits environmentally responsible buildings through future-proofing, reduced operating costs, and comfort and health benefits.
The Environment and Energy Division, at Dept. of Architecture, BUET is working with an aim to retain the harmony of nature, providing awareness, motivation, knowledge and skills. The Division seeks to minimize negative environmental impacts of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, geometry, technology, energy and spatial development. It utilizes Building performance evaluation and human-building interaction, as a fundamental activity of built environment design. EED organizes undergraduate and postgraduate programs, coordinates (design) research through Cell for Green Architecture, and guides interaction with other divisions and stakeholders.
Theory, design and research under this division, examines the problems, possibilities, policies or regulations and rating system of environmentally resilient and sustainable built form solutions, through simulation software analysis, lab and calculation driven scientific approaches for micro and macro climate. Through passive and active design and research means, this division aims to satisfy local, regional, national purview of the country, rationalizing architectural agendas of the modern world.