1.819 Design for Sustainability

Class Info

Presents thought processes and quantitative tools, including life-cycle assessment (LCA) and the LEED and ENVSION rating systems, applicable to integrated design of buildings and horizontal infrastructure with the goal of minimizing the waste of materials, energy, and water. Readings, lectures, site visits, and assignments encourage systematic thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration to make sustainable design a reality. Includes a team project of students' choice, such as a conceptual design of a sustainable new building, a "green" retrofit, or a comparative LCA.

This class has no prerequisites.

1.819 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Ochsendorf.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 1.819 was rated 4.6 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Design for Sustainability site or on the 1.819 Stellar site.

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