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Academic Catalog 2014-2015
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDAD302 Sustainable Architecture 3 cr.


Providing a broad overview of ecology and landscape as a basis for understanding sustainable principles, the course follows research focusing on “deep retrofit” detailing for new and existing wood frame housing in various climates, with an emphasis on cold climates similar to New England. Lectures include siting, water and waste, trash and recycling, conservation and energy production, air, environment and health, materials and methods in construction, transportation, food production, native landscape design and the broader issues of building community. Sustainable construction principles centered in wood frame construction for both new and existing housing presented and researched including the current developments in details, environmental and energy systems alternatives. Individually and in groups, students are required to develop details for existing construction approaching zero-energy use in various climates, associated with an outline specification indicating materials, systems and energy sources. Each student will complete a drawn presentation, an individual outline specification, and a short presentation on a focused area of interest.

Prerequisites: EDAD223 Architectural Design I, or equivalent as approved by Instructor.

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