Issues pertaining to environment and energy have drawn a heightened global attention in recent days, due to the facts and effects of global warming and climate change. Environmental issues are significantly considered in architecture, to ensure a quality living, performance and overall well-being of users of any space. Moreover, the use of energy is also of great concern, since a building ma y exert a significant negative footprint on the surrounding environment, by (mis)using a large share of global energy.
The Environment and Energy Division, at the Department of Architecture, BUET, is working with a vision to retain the harmony of nature, by creating environment-friendly and energy efficient spaces. With its coursework and research, both in undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the division is providing awareness, motivation, knowledge and skills on environment and energy issues.
At the postgraduate level, this Division offers the courses related Thermal Environment, Sonic Environment, Luminous Environment, Bioclimatic Design, Environmental Design in Tropical Cities, Ecosystem, Green Architecture and Sustainability and Daylighting.