ENV335H1: Environmental Design


Environmental design, in the context of this course, refers to design strategies that account for the ability of supporting ecosystems to continue to meet human needs and those of other lifeforms without diminishing biological diversity or environmental quality. This course takes a hands-on approach to investigating several environmental design issues: climate-responsive design, energy consumption, health and comfort, natural lighting and ventilation, and water management. Students will build up a design of a net-zero carbon residential building through several instructive design exercises during the semester, including hands-on measurement and calculation activities.

Completion of 8.0 credits including ENV221H1/ ENV222H1. Students who do not meet the prerequisites are encouraged to contact the Undergraduate Associate Director.
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