78737 - Sustainable Building Design

Scheda insegnamento

Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

The Training Objectives of the SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN course is to deliver knowledge for future construction managers and designers on the: i) optimization of site potential; optimization of energy use; optimize building spaces and material use. The course attenders will achieve design capabilities and skills within a total project context in order to achieve quality, high-energy performance up to nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs).

Course contents

The Training objectives of the course in SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN are to deliver knowledge for future construction managers and designers on the: i) optimization of site potential; optimization of energy use; optimize building spaces and material use.

The course attendees will achieve design capabilities and skills within a building project context developed and implemented to deliver quality, high-energy performance up to nearly zero energy building (nZEB).

Costs and energy performance of the designed solutions will be calculated for the case study.

Readings/Bibliography

Ferrante (2012). A.A.A: Adeguamento, Adattabilità, Architettura_ Teorie e metodi per la riqualificazione architettonica, energetica ed ambientale del patrimonio edilizio esistente, Bruno Mondadori Editore, Milano.

Ferrante (2016) Towards nearly zero energy. Urban settings in the Mediterranean climate. Elsevier, USA.

The ZEDbook (Zed Book) Bill Dunster et al., Publisher: Taylor and Francis, ISBN: 9780415391993

Teaching methods

Class lessons and interactions with students presenting the progress of the design work.

Assessment methods

The final presentation of the design work, including costs and energy performance.

Teaching tools

Powerpoint slides both from teachers and from students in continual interactions.

Office hours

See the website of Annarita Ferrante

See the website of Elena Cattani