ARCH 7250 Course Listing
The course involves the study of human comfort, environmental conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, and lighting technology. Each segment emphasizes fundamental principles, examples of applications in buildings, code requirements, and the integration of these systems into a current studio project. The structure of the course generally follows the design development of a building in the student's current curriculum, which gives the student a framework for exploring, discussing and testing the possibilities and requirements for building environmental and support systems. Class meets twice a week in lecture/work/discussion sessions. Included are the following topics:
? Fundamental thermal principles, human comfort, psychrometrics, energy conscious design.
? Climate analysis and climate influence on building energy consumption.
? Thermal performance of building envelope materials energy code requirements.
? Ventilation, building heat loss and cooling demand analyses.
? HVAC system materials, components, applications and selection.
? Energy sources and economics.
? Renewable energy systems and emerging technologies.
? Artificial lighting fundamentals.