4.401 / 4.464
Environmental Technologies in Buildings

Enrollment: 
UG: 4.401, G: 4.464
Required of: 
Undergraduates

Introduction to the thermal behavior of buildings, modern architectural systems, and the materials and construction of their components and assemblies. Examines the basic scientific principles underlying these topics, covering building enclosure, structure, interior space, circulation and conveyance systems, as well as power and water distribution systems. Introduces a range of technologies and analysis techniques for designing comfortable and resource-efficient indoor environments. Students apply these techniques to explore the role that energy and materials have in shaping architecture.