School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH 8565: Material Performance in Sustainable Building

Material Performance in Sustainable Building

ARCH 8565
Spring Semester 2014

Blaine Brownell
Associate Professor


Course Description:
This course investigates the complex issues associated with green building material selection, fabrication, construction and deconstruction processes in the production of high performance sustainable building designs. Using case studies and class exercises, students apply life cycle assessment tools as measures of green building performance, and creatively strategize the redesign of major building components. As a foundation course in the MS-SD program, Arch 8565 employs an ecological model as pedagogy; curriculum and course structure; and as a template for student, faculty, and community relationships.

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