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AR20297: Environmental design

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Light Up daylight exercise (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide the basic principles of environmental design, with the aim to minimise the impact of buildings on the environment while maintaining human well-being within the building, primarily through passive means.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this Unit, students will be able to demonstrate the following:
Knowledge of:
* Principles associated with designing optimum visual, thermal and acoustic environments;
* Systems for environmental comfort realised within relevant precepts of sustainable design;
An understanding of:
* The impact of buildings on the environment, and the precepts of sustainable design.

Analytical skills and drawing presentations of technical aspects.

Formal lectures on modifications of local climate by topography, passive heating and cooling, ventilation and indoor air quality, day-lighting design, atria and simplified modelling techniques for buildings' energy consumption. Tutorials will also be provided to introduce simplified thermal modelling tools. The Unit will be integrated with the Project of the Design Studio, where knowledge of these principles will have to be demonstrated as part of the Environmental Design Strategy.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR20297 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-ANB08 : BSc(Hons) Architecture with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 2)