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MSD Studio Intensive Energy & the Built Environment


This is the second in-Boston Intensive of the Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design. It includes an immersive workshop in energy and the built environment accompanied by related study online. It is required for students enrolled in the MDS, and open only to those students. The course gathers the MDS cohort in Boston for individual and team exploration of a range of topics in sustainable design and whole systems understanding centering on energy in buildings and indoor environmental quality. The course will use a whole systems approach, through lectures, seminars, field trips, and design projects, to create with the students, a framework for understanding these issues and making value based design decisions. We will provide the knowledge to engage a building design process using envelope design, energy use and production, and indoor environmental quality to inform design choices. Topics covered include: o Introduction to Energy in Buildings o Indoor Environmental Quality o Energy: Building Scale Systems o Energy: Small Scale Uses of Energy o Plug Loads and Personal Control o Daylighting o Analytical Approaches to Indoor Environmental Quality o Daylight and Views as Environmental Quality Issues o Energy Production and Buildings o Photovoltaics o Non-Electrical Energy

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * SI7103
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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