Sustainable Building Design 1

Course Code: SNRG 206

Academic Year: 2022-2023

This course is an introduction to the study of sustainable building design and its relationship to sustainable energy and building practice. Part one of the course will be introductory and theoretically based, focused on the origins of the green building movement and the principles of integrated design process (IDP); review of the codes and standards utilized to regulate the design community; emerging trends within the built environment; and fundamentals of the building design process. Part two of the course will shift the focus to the softer aspects of sustainability, analyzing the triple bottom line, life cycle costing, carbon and climate change, the influence of human factors and appropriate ergonomic design within sustainability and LEED project management.