Course Title Green Architecture and Sustainability
Course ID ARCH 6107
Course Program Postgraduate, PhD, M.Arch,
Course Type Optional Theory
Credits Hours 5 Hrs/WK
Course Offered Yes
Description Concepts of Green Architecture; definitions and theoretical background; Climate-change and ecological issues; Management of resources; Environment, Equity and Economy and relationships between them; Carbon foot-print, Life-cycle considerations; Social sustainability; Site sustainability, passive and low-energy architecture, architectural design responsive to issues of water efficiency and rainwater harvesting, solar water heating, embodied energy and environmentally preferable materials; day-lighting and ventilation; renewable energy use in buildings, energy and resource-saving options.