Saturday, June 11, 2011


Online Course

First Summer Session - June 6 to July 7, 2011

Offered by the University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture

Energy and the Environment is a 3 credit fully online course that fosters awareness and thorough understanding of the qualitative and quantifiable environmental forces that contribute to the visual and thermal sensation and temperature change within the interior of buildings.

The course introduces basics for understanding fundamentals of solar energy and light, daylight design, climate and microclimate factors, and principles of human thermal comfort as related to the built environment.

Registration is open to degree or non-degree students.

  Download the Course Syllabus HERE

  Download How to Complete this Course HERE

Dr. Nader Chalfoun - Professor; Coordinator, Graduate Program in Design & Energy Conservation, School of Architecture

About the Instructor

House Energy Doctor
No, it's not time to check your blood pressure or cholesterol. When the House Energy Doctor comes to make one of its visits, Tucson community residents get structural and engineering health-and-wellness checkups for their houses, and architecture students benefit from real-world experience while helping solve energy woes. The House Energy Doctor is the only program of its kind in the world, and it attracts students from every continent. Launched in 1982 by UA Professor Nader Chalfoun, the pioneering program has won awards from the Department of Energy.

View the House Energy Doctor slide show video.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Nader Chalfoun, Ph.D. LEED© AP, CEA
School of Architecture, Room #220, 621-6740,