ENVR E-119F: Sustainable Districts and Neighborhoods
In the US, buildings and transportation each account for one third of our total carbon emissions. If we are to succeed in meeting our goals laid out by the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference and halting global climate change, our solution set must be both broad and comprehensive. Our most significant opportunity for reducing carbon emissions involves moving beyond individual building solutions and advancing practices at the district and neighborhood scale. This course builds on advanced green and high-performance building practices including low energy, net zero, and net positive buildings and then focuses on multibuilding, district, and neighborhood sustainability practices. Critical planning and urban design sustainability principals and practices are explored through a review of the leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) for neighborhood development, enterprise green communities, and star community rating and indexing systems. Program and policy tools including the ecodistrict protocol and architecture 2030 districts are also discussed along with relevant case studies.
Notes: Required on campus weekend - Northwest Science Building B108, Saturday; September 24, 9 am-5 pm; Sunday, September 25, 9 am-1 pm