10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Buildings account for 40% of global carbon emissions. Current design practice across the globe creates buildings that produce 10 times as much carbon as a sustainable building.This module will define what a sustainable building means and demonstrate how to design one for any given climatic, social and economic environment with a particular focus on an International approach to sustainable design.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Notes: This module forms part of a degree course intended to be accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of the ICE and IStructE, IMechE and CIBSE.

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