Units: 
3
Stream: 
Technology
Option: 
Required

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.

Objectives:

  • 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.
Grading: 
Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E