The intent of this course is to learn to integrate sustainable building and planning principles into the form making process of architectural design. This course is intended to be one of a series of design enrichment seminars that explore in depth the principles of qualitative and quantitative design.
The course content will: survey the principles of environmentally sensitive design and planning, review case studies of "green building" applications and explore various concepts for integrating sustainable planning and building principles into the form making process of architectural design. The process includes: an analysis of bioclimatic comfort and building metabolism; design with climate; integration of passive heating and cooling systems; water conservation planning; waste systems; and the basis for specifying sustainable building materials. The focus of the course investigation for the fall semester of 2018 will be to develop the design and the sustainable architecture principles for the U.S. Department of Energy’s sponsored student design competition; “Race to Zero”.