Design Concepts for Sustainable Building 1

Design and construction of sustainable buildings are introduced in this course with particular reference to energy use efficiency and energy conservation. Materials selection, components, internal services, air quality and economic factors relative to construction and future energy use will be discussed. The commissioning of buildings under LEED, BOMA Best or other evaluation systems will be covered in some detail and the course will stress that the commissioning or approval under these systems should include all credit points, to ensure the goals are met. The course will examine the integrated design process noting the roles of architects, civil, mechanical and electrical engineers, consultants, owners and municipalities.