ARCD 322

Sustainable & Equitable Arch

The Sustainable & Equitable Design course will provide an interdisciplinary introduction to sustainable design concepts and strategies. These concepts and strategies will then be analyzed based on their sensitivity to concerns of social, economic and environmental equity. The course will also provide an overview of various sustainable design standards such as: LEED, SEED, Living Building Challenge, Net Zero Energy and Passive House. Sustainable & Equitable Design will be framed as a way of thinking, operating and designing in a world facing rising pressures from blooming populations, urbanization, resource depletion, climate change, environmental degradation and socio-economic inequality.