Architecture and Energy: Lecture
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Architectural Design
Course Number: PUAD 3030
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course introduces environmental principles and approaches to ecological design. The class will prepare students to understand the physical world: how elements in the built environment interact to modify both space and climate. The course covers several topics including how building orientation, massing and material assemblies can be used to create comfortable human habitation. Other topics include: climate and microclimate as context, site and solar analysis, solar geometry, energy transfer in buildings and bodies, thermal properties of materials, storing and moving heat, heat flow through materials and assemblies, air flow, infiltration and heat loss, moisture and vapor control, the balance point, daylighting, and passive heating and cooling design. The class will include discrete exercises, examinations and assignments and is coordinated with Design Studio. Visually engaging, hands on experiments will introduce students to physical laws and their related formulas. The material will be presented to provoke design issues and to provide an understanding of the architectural integration of environmental conscious design strategies. The subject matter deals with the scientific and technical while always relating actions to concepts of beauty and form.
Open to: Bachelors degree in Architectural Design majors, juniors only; others by permission of the Architectural Design program. Co-requisite(s): PUAD 3031 Recitation; PUAD 3001 Design Studio 3