Sustainability in Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction

MOOC
Sustainability in Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
Language
English
Duration
11 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Sustainability in Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
What will you learn?
How to evaluate the sustainability performance of buildings from materials
Ways to assess energy use
How to account for use of urban infrastructure
How to create a neighborhood model adequate for analysis and urban policy assessment
About the course
This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability in Architecture.  Learners will be introduced to the basic elements of sustainability assessments (first model layer), as well as trends informing the space today. 
The coursework enables students to develop a conceptual neighborhood model for assessing performance and urban policies. 
In the first week, participants will learn to develop a conceptual model from the architectural elements of buildings; the basic building block of which will be the performance of materials. The second week explores methods of optimizing performance. Coursework will detail the needs and constraints inherent in selecting materials and neighborhood urban elements (the second model layer for green, blue and grey infrastructure).
In the third week, learners will develop the basic tools for introducing energy and measuring the potential impact on climate change (CO2). A new layer (third) on our neighborhood stainability model, this will be approached from a global perspective. In the fourth and final week, the course will explore techniques for a joint assessment directly connected to policy issues.
Program
Sustainability in Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
This course introduces the basic elements and trendsthat define sustainability practices in Architecture today. Itfollows an interdisciplinary approach that includes performance assessment and urban policies.
Sustainability in Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
This course introduces the basic elements and trendsthat define sustainability practices in Architecture today. Itfollows an interdisciplinary approach that includes performance assessment and urban policies.
Lecturers
María Valles-Planells
María Valles-Planells
Associate Professor Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Elena de la Poza-Plaza
Elena de la Poza-Plaza
Associate Professor Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Naoko Ellis
Naoko Ellis
Professor University of British Columbia
Kas Hemmes
Kas Hemmes
Associate professor TU Delft
Javier Orozco-Messana
Javier Orozco-Messana
Associate Professor Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Dai Morgan
Dai Morgan
Associate Researcher University of Cambridge
Edmond Byrne
Edmond Byrne
Professor University College Cork
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