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High Performance Buildings: Issues & Perspectives

Number: BCT 597Q
Credits: 3
Format: In person, Online, Mount Ida

Semester: Fall
Meeting Times: 10/2, 11/13, 12/4
Room: Mt Ida Classroom

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Paul Wolff,


Office: Mount Ida Campus
Email: pwolff@umass.edu

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Course Description

Living Labs: Solving for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainability

This course explores the concept of using the campus as a living laboratory to accelerate innovation in the realm of low carbon approaches to buildings, materials, technologies, policies and ways of living. Explore how living laboratories are utilized to accelerate sustainable development by colleges, universities, non-profits, corporations and real estate/development firms with regard to the transition to lower-carbon energy systems that strive to lower the net carbon impacts of the built environment, to increase access to energy and sustainability-related technologies, and to improve the quality of life for the world’s inhabitants. Learn from an engaged team of interdisciplinary practitioners how interdisciplinary collaboration and research can transform the world at the local, regional and global scales.

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Learning Goals

• air, water, light, fitness, comfort, smart growth and sustainable building practices



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