SCI 6122. Environmental Systems 2

This course is the second of a two-module sequence in Building Technology (6121, 6122) and constitutes part of the core curriculum in architecture.

The objective of the course is to continue the study of environmental considerations in architectural design.

The course will cover building systems and their technologies including the conventional and emerging HVAC systems, renewable energy systems, and other active building systems. It will also introduces daylight and electric lighting in buildings along with manual and computer-based methods for analyzing daylight design. The course also covers fundamental concepts of acoustics and their application in architecture.

In this course students will:
• Learn the fundamentals of HVAC systems in architecture, and practice the schematic design of such systems.
• Learn the basic principles and applications of daylighting and acoustic considerations in architecture.
• Continue to develop analytical and creative thinking regarding sustainability and energy issues in building design.

The class format includes lectures and workshops. In all classes, the goal is an interactive format, so questions, comments, and other forms of active participation are encouraged. 

Text book:
Required Book: Vaughn Bradshaw, Building Control Systems, 3nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2006.
Recommended Reference: Stein, Reynolds, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 12th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2015.








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Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning
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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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