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Summer 2018 - ARCH688A: Advanced Selected Topics in Architectural Technologies; Carbon Neutral Development through Net Zero

ARCH688A: Advanced Selected Topics in Architectural Technologies; Carbon Neutral Development through Net Zero
Time: MW 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: ESJ B0320
Instructor: Ming Hu
Credits: 3
Partner Institution: Nankai University, China
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Course Description: In this course, Net Zero (High-performance) building design and related life cycle environmental impact are examined through real case studies to explore the means and techniques applied to the buildings with integration of a variety of simulation and analysis software. The course focuses on an understanding of the design strategies of the high-performance design and life cycle assessment method through combination of lecture and lab time. The course topic Net Zero building will be investigated from a variety of perspectives and diverse case studies in United States and China.

The purpose of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge of building sciences for the development of high-performance buildings utilizing energy modelling and simulation technology and Life Cycle Assessment technology as a design method and process. Occupant comfort is also assessed using the field testing method. In this course, students will learn knowledge and collaborate with each other to develop high-performance buildings, resulting in energy savings and environmental protections through greenhouse gas emission reductions. Throughout the course, students will work in groups to propose high-performance renovation design options that improve the existing building energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact. The course will be a combination of broadcasted lectures and video conference between students.

Award Year: 2017
Name of Faculty: Ming Hu
Title & Affiliation: Assistant Professor; Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Title of Proposed Course: Carbon Neutral Development Through Net Zero and Net Impact Building Design
Partner Institution: Nankai University, China