4.432 Modeling Urban Energy Flows for Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods


Class Info

Studies energy flows in and around groups of buildings from individual structures to complete, large-scale neighborhoods. Students use digital techniques to analyze and influence building energy use, neighborhood walkability, and outdoor comfort. Group work focuses on the design of a sustainable, mixed-use urban neighborhood that successfully engages microclimatic effects, such as shading of neighboring buildings, urban heat island effects, and localized wind patterns. Additional work is required of students taking the graduate version.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.432 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Reinhart.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-150.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 4.432 was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Modeling Urban Energy Flows for Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods site or on the 4.432 Stellar site.

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