Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Jul 28, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DEA 2040 - [High Performance Buildings]

Spring. Not offered: 2020-2021. Next offered: 2022-2023. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Y. Hua.

A “high performance building” is one that integrates and optimizes all major building performance attributes, including occupant safety and comfort, energy efficiency, environmental impact, aesthetics, life-cycle performance, and cost-effectiveness. This course introduces all major building systems, and a wide array of design strategies and system approaches for creating high performance buildings that both satisfy user needs and support sustainability and resilience.

Outcome 1: Develop a comprehensive and integral understanding of building systems, their key elements and mechanisms of function, and corresponding design and operation strategies.

Outcome 2: Understand the implications of a variety of design and system decisions for the performance of buildings; and analyze the pros and cons of different design strategies and building systems solutions.

Outcome 3: Conduct building performance evaluation and diagnosis, and make planning, design, operation, and renovation recommendations.

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