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    Nov 28, 2022  
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ARCD 312 - Environ Control Systems


Unit(s): 2 to 4

This lecture course introduces students to energy and environmental issues as they relate to the built environmentand the materials used to construct buildings. An overview of the basic principles of energy flow and energy usewill be provided, as well as the fundamental climatic patterns and variables that have significant impact on buildingperformance and occupant comfort. Passive building designs will be covered for each of the major global climatezones and students will be exposed to the underlying complexity of developing architectural solutions that addressa wide range of local and global environmental concerns. Students will study the cultural and technological factorsthat have driven advances in efficiency and reduced environmental impact. The applicability of passive architecture,especially vernacular forms, as a means of furthering social justice and energy independence of occupants, will beemphasized in the course.


Prerequisite: PHYS 110 or PHYS 130 and (MATH 107 or MATH 109)
College of Arts and Sciences



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