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CSM3375 - Sustainable Architecture (2011)

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MODULE TITLESustainable Architecture CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3375 MODULE CONVENERDr Adam Feldman (Coordinator), Dr Peter Connor
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
This module aims to develop architectural design capability in candidates, building on acquired knowledge of Energy Management principles and practice covered in Year 2. It aims to develop knowledge and understanding of new material on architectural design principles and processes (at an introductory level), sustainable construction materials and sustainable construction practice and to develop capability in the design of buildings integrated renewable energy systems.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Introduction –Review of relevant renewable energy technologies presented in previous years Energy efficiency in the home Passive solar design: solar gain, shading Photovoltaic panels Solar hot water heating systems Ground source heat pumps Micro wind technologies MicroCHP technologies Sunpath diagrams and degree day calculations Field class: Visit to Key Organics Ltd Estimation of heating, ventilation, lighting and power requirements. Audit of existing plant and determination of special services needs. Study of the working patterns and typical working environment. Establishment of client acceptance criteria Materials and techniques to construct a light industrial unit. Field class: Mike Grigg’s House, St Issey, North Cornwall Passive solar design principles in practice High thermal mass domestic dwellings Heat recovery systems Air reticulation systems Domestic insulation materials and methods Architectural Design Guidelines Lighting: Natural, Artificial Ventilation: Natural, Artificial Building envelope Thermal comfort Water: fixtures, collection, sewerage Measuring Sustainability BREEAM & Ecohomes ISBEM NCM Computer codes for accessing building performance Sustainable Building Materials Rammed earth structures Cob structures Clay and stone buildings Lime, straw, timber Recycled materials Sustainable Construction Techniques Lightweight timber Heavyweight Eco-minimalist Emerging Hybrids Zero (fossil) Energy Developments The ZED Wheel The 21 Steps Project image Private amenities Renewable energy technologies Housing densities Carbon balance Building physics Field Class: Site visit to the Jubilee Wharf ZED development in Penryn. Initial Criticisms of student design concepts.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined