SUISTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims at reviewing deeply the technological matters that has been developed along the master program as well as at verifying the general knowledge with regards to building needs and technology and building envelope issues, with the proper goal to get a factual integration between architectural and technological requirements and other design needs (Ist descriptor).
The course goal is to stimulate in each student learning and operative skills, thanks to a small group student-work, that aims at testing students’ ability in using actively what they have learned during the lessons. The project-work provides students with a chance to test their own technological proficiency regards to building envelope and environmental issues. ( IInd and II rd descriptor).
Written Exam represent the most valuable way to reinforce and evaluate students’ understand of the course contents and to evaluate the general proficiencies levels of the class. ( IVth and Vth descriptor).
Course contents summary
The course aims at going deeper into the environmental design matter, related to the architectural project. Furthermore, every topic related to environmental issues -with the only exception of building materials review, that that will be studied in the supplementary course - will be considered in their singularity, as well as, in their synergic connection.
From this point of view, bioclimatic approach represents a major and irreplaceable strategic and pre-conceptual design apparatus, in order to accomplish the overall comfort conditions both for indoor and outdoor spaces, with respect to the main features of environmental sustainability.
The class will be focused on:
• Performance approach. Needs - Requirements – Performance
• Environmental needs and technical requirements
• Building systems: from traditional solutions to innovative ones
• Technological solutions according to bioclimatic design
• Sustainable and green solutions to respond to indoor comfort needs
• Sustainable solutions to respond to outdoor comfort needs and to be applied in the building envelope
• Energy audit also related to indoor comfort
The course will be held trough classroom lectures and workshop with non-academic professionals, project works and mid-term tests in order to evaluate the general proficiency level also with regard to specific project assignments.
Assessment methods and criteria
The course will be concluded with a final written exam, along with those of the other course focused on the class main subjects and themes.