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ARCH 601: Sustainable Building Design

(0-12) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: ARCH 507, ARCH 546, ARCH 546L, and ARCH 596 and concurrent enrollment in ARCH 547 and ARCH 547L
Design projects that are developed through integrative design strategies that explore the relationship between buildings and environmental forces to maximize non-wasteful, efficient use of resources such as energy, water and building materials. Projects will include investigations of the impact of solar energy, airflow, building materials, passive and active systems and wall sections on spatial quality and form making. Design decisions will be quantitatively validated through energy modeling and performance simulation.