School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH 3250: 100-Mile House

  • Mandy Chial

  • Luke Corson

100-Mile House

Spring Semester 2010

Lucas Alm

Course Description:
The course will introduce students to Energy 10, an energy design tool developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the Sustainable Buildings Industries Council (SBIC), and the Berkeley Solar Group under the direction of the Department of Energy. Other tools that will be employed include Ecotect, Radiance, DAYSIM and the EnergyPlus plugin for Sketchup.

The students will take on the role of a consultant and will meet with the “client” (Capital Planning and Project Management) to determine the scope and specific requirements for a modestly-scaled and locally-based building project. They will develop several potential scenarios or discrete bundles of energy conservation measures intended to achieve an incremental level of performance with the Zero Energy Design solution as the penultimate scenario, environmental strategies and renewable energy systems to be modeled and compared.


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