Sustainable Building Systems Seminar
Number: BCT 492C
Format: In person, Amherst
Semester: Fall, Spring
Meeting Times: Mon 4-5:15
Room: Olver Design Building 162 & 170
Our Built Environment has a substantial impact on energy and material resources as well as being a critical determinant of health, comfort, and productivity for occupants. Additionally, there is the negative carbon impact on our environment; beginning with the embodied energy incorporated into the construction of a building followed by the lifelong accumulation of a building’s operational energy. In response, there are multiple subsets of disciplines and entities adopting green, sustainable criteria for new construction and renovations. This course offers students an opportunity to be exposed through lecture and discussion to many of these multiple disciplines. Required Lectures (4) and Elective Lectures (4) serve as a dynamic sampling of the multiple disciplines necessary to create or modify the Built Environment. Lectures presented by various educators, researchers, and practitioners; experts in their fields will provide students with a broadened perspective, which will help foster critical thinking and provide a more expansive view of the Built Environment. Note: This course can be taken twice for credit without it counting as a re-take. Graduate students should enroll in ECO 692C instead.
- Provide a dynamic sampling of the multiple disciplines necessary to create or modify the Built Environment.
- Provide students with a broadened perspective of new and cutting-edge related relevant research, which will help foster critical thinking and provide a more expansive view of the Built Environment.
- Gain additional familiarity with "Construction Vocabulary”.
- Gain experience in written communication skills and protocols.