4.464
Energy in Building Design

Prerequisites: 
4.442, 4.463 or permission of instructor
Required of: 
MArch

Presents concepts and methods for energy-efficient and environmentally responsible building design. Topics include climate, thermal comfort, heat flows through building materials, natural ventilation, passive, active and renewable energy systems, and environmental implications of building. Emphasizes practical applications for environmental design through analysis of precedent buildings and design projects.