15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Basic numeracy and computer skills


Aims/Description: This is a core module for MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies (MSc SAS) and optional for students from: ┐ M.Arch (RIBA Part 2) ┐ MA Architectural Design (MAAD) ┐ MA Urban Design (MAUD) ┐ MSc Architectural Engineering Design (MSc AED) Energy efficiency, i.e. energy conservation techniques alongside renewable energy sources are often seen as the key to the solution of the world┐s future energy supply and pollution difficulties. This course introduces and discusses building energy use and building fabric efficiency and the role of small (building and city) scale energy sources of a renewable or particularly efficient nature and how these sources might be used at a variety of scales to supply a variety of needs. The course is interactive in nature and provides knowledge of renewable energy (RE) technologies and analytical skills for appropriate RE applications, including energy efficiency, in the built environment.

Restrictions on availability: The unit is restricted to students undertaking the MArch (RIBA Part 2) and PGT Programmes at the School of Architecture.

Staff Contact: Sofie Pelsmaker
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study, Debate
Assessment: Course work

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