Sustainable Architecture - 10606461
Course Title
Sustainable Architecture
Course Number
Instructor Name
Sameh Monna
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description

The contents of this course are the following:

1.     Introduction to Sustainable and green buildings

2.     Green Building Rating system

3.     Site Sustainability   

4.     Energy Efficiency

5.     Water Efficiency

6.     Indoor Environment quality

7.     Materials and resources

8.     Design innovation

9.    Application of sustainable buildings principles on selected projects 

Course Objectives

This course aims to provide the students with the fundamental understanding of sustainable architecture, mainly green building. The course will provide the students in architectural engineering with the design principles of green buildings (sustainable site design, design for energy and water efficiency, use green and renewable materials, design for healthy indoor environment).

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences
  • An ability to design a building, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as environmental, social, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve architectural engineering problems
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of architectural engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern architectural engineering tools necessary for architectural engineering practice
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