4.432 / 4.433
Modeling Urban Energy Flows for Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods

Prerequisites: 
Permission of instructor

U: 4.432; G: 4.433

Studies energy flows in and around groups of buildings from individual buildings to complete large-scale neighborhoods. Students use emerging digital techniques to analyze and influence building design interventions in relation to energy use for construction (embodied energy) and operation, access to daylight, and assessing walkability and outdoor comfort at the neighborhood scale.

Additional work required of students taking the graduate version.