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Semester 1 - Online
Semester 2 - Dual-Delivery
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This subject provides a broad introduction and review of the key principles of environmental and sustainable design to be applied to architecture. The subject aims to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge about evidence-based planning and design strategies, including a range of user-centred strategies, technologies, performance evaluation tools and methods. The subject reviews quantitative and qualitative assessment methods and tools. An introduction to various rating and validation systems (Green Star, PassivHaus, NABERS, WELL, etc) is also provided.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain and apply the terminology, principles and techniques of environmental building performance at both small and medium scale;
- Demonstrate understanding of the ways to achieve high-performance targets
- Demonstrate a general understanding of the range of environmental building performance tools, such as Green Star, PassivHaus, NABERS, WELL;
- Identify the critical sustainability issues that should be addressed in planning a building or new development;
- Identify the issues effecting indoor environmental quality (heating, cooling, air flow, acoustics, lighting);
- Provide general environmental design advice for a project at the concept stage, such as orientation, heating and cooling loads, facade glazing percentage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, lighting and renewable energy systems;
- Explain and apply the standards and regulations for universal access to residential, commercial and institutional building projects.
- Written, verbal and graphic presentation of ideas;
- Critical thinking and analysis and a capacity for independent thought;
- Evaluation of existing knowledge;
- Application of generic theories to specific examples;
- Ability to apply knowledge of basic environmental and sustainable fundamentals;
- Ability to learn from experiments and through reflection and analysis;
- Effective communication with peers and the community at large;
- Ability to research through the competent use of the library and other information sources
- Ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay writing and tutorial discussion
Last updated: 8 May 2021