ARC 473-A573- Environmental Controls 1


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Course No.: 15588

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2014 Spring

Location: Crosby – 301

Meeting Day(s): Monday & Wednesday

Meeting Time: 9:00AM - 10:20AM

Faculty: Bohm

Environmental Controls 1 deals with the thermal and environmental processes that affect buildings, and gives design students the means to respond to and manipulate the thermal environment. Building science and design principles will be presented against a backdrop of sustainability: buildings consume 40% of the energy used in the US each year, mainly through heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting. Integration of appropriate environmental technology suggests ways that this energetic appetite might be reduced.
Drawing, layout, and construction of quality architectural models are required for this course. Students are required to have skills in model construction and have taken the shop safety course.