Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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PRGR631 Low Energy Architecture and Passive Building Design

[2 cr.]

This course centers on issues surrounding the integration of sustainable and passive design principles, into conceptual and practical Building design. Topics will include: solar geometry, climate/regional limitations, natural lighting, passive design and sustainability initiatives, insulating and energy storing material. Bioclimatic design and concepts. Case studies will be used extensively as a vehicle to discuss the success/failure of ideas and their physical applications.