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SDBE 506 Passive Design: Reading list

SDBE 506 Passive Design 


Department: MSc Sustainable Design in the Built Environment
Module Description: The module will prepare students for playing a participatory role in the practice of designing passive buildings. It will demonstrate techniques for selecting strategies appropriate to climate and brief, and introduce passive methods of lighting, heating, and cooling buildings. It will introduce simple manual ways for assessing the effectiveness of design decisions, as well as giving students opportunities for furthering their use of current environmental software.  The discussion of strategies will be given an international context for a wide applicability scope. The module content is backed up by self-learning material for both manual and simulation techniques.  Further support for the learning will come from the module final project assignment.

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