Apr 17, 2021
EDAD367 Building Operating Systems 3cr
systems for domestic to tall buildings are
introduced in the context of declining energy
supplies and increasing global pollution. Lower
energy systems for heating, ventilating, air
conditioning, plumbing, and lighting for new and
retro-fit applications are contrasted with
traditional systems, and selections of
architectural design and landscape elements which
support more sustainable systems are covered.
Students estimate heating, cooling, ventilating,
lighting, electrical, elevator, sewage and pure
water loads and gain some understanding of how
handling these loads affects the space and layout
of buildings and what sort of
collaboration with engineers is to be expected.
The principles of operation and code standards
for the various environmental control systems are
explained, together with relative costs and
expected maintenance requirements.
Issues of energy source availability, safety,
pollution, storage and delivery are discussed
from a local and global perspective. Field trips
to local “”green”” buildings demonstrate the use
of currently available lower energy systems.