|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject covers key elements of building services and sustainability at a residential and commercial scale. The subject aims to teach the basic terminology and concepts behind providing comfortable and effectively functioning buildings in terms of sun, envelope, services (water, waste, gas, electricity, data, fire protection), heating and cooling, air quality, acoustics and vertical transport. Using the sustainability tools being used in the industry (FirstRate5, NABERS and Green Star) students will be given a framework in which to understand how buildings perform and their impact on the environment. They will also be introduced to modelling software that will enable them to carry out performance analysis of initial designs.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Understand the terminology, principles and techniques of environmental control systems at both small and medium scale;
- Integrate environmental controls into architectural designs in a sustainable manner.
The following skills should be obtained upon completion of the subject:
- Written, verbal and graphic presentation of ideas;
- Critical thinking and analysis;
- Evaluation of existing knowledge;
- Appropriate use of design terminology;
- Application of generic theories to specific examples.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
- Assignment 1, submission of written report and drawings equivalent to 1200 words due week 5, 30%;
- Weekly Quizzes equivalent to 1200 words, 30%;
- One 2-hour exam (equivalent to 2000 words) at the end of the semesterperiod, 40%.
Hurdle requirement: A minimum of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject. Minimum 80% attendance at tutorials is also a hurdle requirement.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Xavier Cadorel Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017 Last self-enrol date 10 March 2017 Census date 31 March 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017 Assessment period ends 23 June 2017
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Xavier Cadorel Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017 Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017 Census date 31 August 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 September 2017 Assessment period ends 17 November 2017
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details170 Hours
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- Architecture major
- Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects
- Property major
- Engineering Systems
- Urban Design and Planning major
- Environments Discipline subjects
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Environments
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Music
Recommended texts and other resources
Alison Kwok, The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategie, 2nd Edition.