Learn the practical knowledge of passive and active environmental control strategies in heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, lighting and acoustic systems, building design performance and diagnostics, and human physiological factors related to building indoor environmental quality. Gain a working knowledge of many of the interrelated building systems necessary to support human physiological benefits including environmental comfort and health.
A compressed course in design criteria and calculation methods for mechanical and passive solar systems (loads, plant system, duct, and storage sizing) and lighting and acoustics (CIE and IES methods, dBA and NC systems).
Course Description: The course is intended to give the students both a fundamental and practical knowledge of building environmental control systems and strategies in thermal, air quality, lighting, and acoustic conditions in large and small buildings. It also provides a working knowledge of many of the interrelated building systems necessary to support human physiological benefits: environmental comfort and health effects. Much of the material covered in this course will help to prepare the student in direct way for the professional building environmental design.