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Sustainable building design philosophy, strategies and practice. Materials, water, airflow and energy in buildings. High-performance, low energy buildings. Building performance simulation. Coordination and integration with other building design disciplines.
This course applies advanced principles of building physics, modelling and performance to thepractice of sustainable building design. A ‘whole building’ approach is taken to developing solutionsto design challenges, taking account of building energy and environmental performance and thevalues, well-being and financial goals of building users and owners. The effects of building form,materials, systems, occupants and environment on building sustainability are examined using casestudies and simulation analyses, with a focus on investigating building energy and environmentalperformance at the early stages of the design process.
A student who successfully completes this course should be able to apply advanced principles ofbuilding physics, modelling and sustainability to the professional practice of: Developing building design concepts, strategies and technical solutions that respond to thesustainability objectives of building owners, users and other stakeholders. Developing sustainability performance targets for energy and water use, environmentalemissions, well-being and impacts on communities and the environment, and applyingthese targets to building design. Modelling and evaluating the effects of proposed building designs on the energy andenvironmental performance of buildings. Communicating the physical basis for the sustainability performance of buildings, applyingknowledge of energy, water and airflow in buildings and the relationship between buildingdesign and sustainability performance.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Course Dates for 20192 October 10-3 pm9 October 10-3 pm10 October 9-2 pm16 October 2-5 pm23 October 10-3 pm24 October 9-2 pm30 October 2-5 pm6 November 2-5 pmVenue: Richard Fenwick room E212.
Domestic fee $1,080.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.