Elective VII: Building Ecology

This course introduces methods for the description and evaluation of ecological performance of building elements, components, systems and structures. Specifically, the application of LCA (Life-Cycle Assessment) and EIA (Environmental Impact Analysis) techniques in the building domain for analysis of the environmental footprint of buildings and the sustainability implications of design and construction decisions are introduced.

Course ID
ARUD 477
Credit Hours

1. Understanding the scientific fundamentals and engineering methods in the course subject.
2. Ability to construct models of the relevant phenomena and processes (in building ecology) and map those models to specific tasks.
3. Identification and evaluation of ecological performance characteristics of building designs.
4. Demonstrate effective information acquisition.
5. Awareness of the appropriate technical issues and solutions.
6. System problem definition and problem solving.
7. Demonstrate effective verbal, visual and written communication in the engineering/technology area.
8. Present complex facts and design procedures and judgements to a group of equal to- or less qualified individuals