Environmental Systems II

Professor: 
Braham
School: 
SAS
Department: 
ARCH
Course Code: 
534
Topic: 
Energy Use

This course examines the environmental technologies of larger buildings, including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, lighting, and acoustics. Modern buildings are characterized by the use of such complex systems that not only have their own characteristics, but interact dynamically with one another and with the building skin and occupants. Questions about building size, shape, and construction become much more complex with the introduction of sophisticated feedback and control systems that radically alter their environmental behavior and resource consumption. Class meetings are divided between slide lectures, demonstrations, and site visits. Course work includes in-class exercises, homework assignments, and a comprehensive environmental assessment of a room in a building on campus.

Requirements: 
Open to Intensive Majors only. Prerequisite(s): ARCH 433.