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    4 Weeks
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    3–4 hours per week
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    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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Prerequisites

Basic engineering concepts on energy, carbon footprint, and materials properties. An elementary background on architecture and urbanism is preferred.

About this course

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This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to sustainabilityin Architecture. Learners will be introducedto 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 willlearn todevelop a conceptual model from the architectural elements of buildings; the basic building blockof which will be theperformance of materials. The second weekexploresmethods of optimizing performance. Coursework willdetail 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 developthe 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 finalweek, the course will explore techniques for a joint assessment directly connected to policy issues.

What you'll learn

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  • 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 neighborhoodmodel adequate for analysisand urban policy assessment

Week 1: Materials relevance in buildings
Week 2: Buildings, performance, functions,and materials
Week 3: Efficiency, sustainability,and architecture
Week 4: Integrated design and Business Models

Meet your instructors

María Valles-Planells
Associate Professor
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Elena de la Poza-Plaza
Associate Professor
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Naoko Ellis
Professor
University of British Columbia
Kas Hemmes
Associate professor
TU Delft

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