Units: 
3
Option: 
Required
Instructor: 
A fully online course that fosters awareness and thorough understanding of the qualitative and quantifiable environmental forces that contribute to energy use in buildings. The course introduces basics for understanding solar energy and light, climate and microclimate, and human thermal comfort as related to the built environment.
 
Objectives:
  • Awareness of principles governing the natural world.
  • Awareness of fundamentals of the physical and environmental systems such as solar energy, climate, daylight, and acoustics.
  • Understanding of the theories and methods that clarify the relationships between human behavior and human thermal comfort and the physical environment.
Grading: 
Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E