ARC 461d/561d Advanced Computer Energy Analysis
A comprehensive course that teaches students energy conservation and passive solar architecture and up-to-date computer energy simulation techniques. The course promotes students learning through field investigation of existing buildings and/or new design projects.
- Understand the major environmental systems that emphasize energy conservation and passive solar techniques including explanation of human factors, climate/microclimate and building envelope.
- Enable the students to acquire the necessary skills to conduct site survey techniques, the use of tools and site instruments, and data acquisition systems.
- Enable the students to conduct computer energy simulation programs as tools to analyze the energy performance of existing residential and commercial buildings and/or new design projects.