CEE 586

Sustainable Build Environment

The course aims to integrate laterally a wide range of advanced built environment design aspects and challenges, such as climate change, urban physics, environmental pollution, global energy demands, sustainable building materials, rational water use, waste issues, renewable/alternative energy technologies, perception of human comfort, sustainable cities, ecological footprint analysis, post-occupancy evaluation and environmental management & strategies. The course also demonstrates examples of both sustainable and unsustainable aspects of current building design practice, and how international policy frameworks can act as both drivers and barriers to sustainable solutions.