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Learning From Sustainable Design Through History


This course will explore the evolution of green practices in architecture as expressed in buildings over time. Sustainable building is not new to architecture. Our buildings have been sustainable over time, by connecting to nature, using local resources, using climate and geographical relationships. Each time period has had qualities, expressions, and advances in sustainable design. The protection of natural resources, conservation of energy, use of the climate and site planning concepts, designing for end users, and use of holistic principles will be examined for established periods of architecture. The student will be given an overview of green architecture and understand how sustainable building has been integral to architecture and building throughout our history. The course will also tie the LEED rating system five environmental categories into the lectures

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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