ARCH 345 - Sustainable Systems I
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0
Prerequisite(s): ARCH 220
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of environmental systems. Students will explore sustainable design principles including passive design strategies and active MEP building systems and how they relate to building systems, site, region, and human health and safety. This course focuses on energy use and materials in buildings and architecture.
Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
1. Explain the concept of sustainability.
2. Understand how environmental systems and building materials impact human health, economy and the environment.
3. Examine passive and active environmental systems for building design.
4. Analyze relevant code, safety regulation and rating systems that impact building environmental systems.
5. Analyze how site and region impact environmental systems and sustainable design.