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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 22, 2018
Academic Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDAD312 Net Zero House 3 cr.

As a collaborative design intensive, students are invited from multiple disciplines in design and research to develop preliminary schematic designs for a house approaching net-zero energy use. A local New England site will be proposed with the potential to be designed for a non-profit community group. Taught collaboratively by architects, sustainable engineers, and energy design professionals, the course will focus on a house of 800-1000 square feet, that produces, stores and sells energy, powers its mechanical systems, collects waste and rainwater and has high insulation values, while providing a “laboratory” framework for students to explore new concepts in sustainable design and construction. Students also develop a website to display the course outcomes.

Prerequisites: EDAD223 Architectural Design. Students must be juniors or above in architecture or other related engineering programs.

Departmental Elective