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Environmental System


Designed as a follow-up course to Energy and Air Quality Principles, this course covers environmental systems fundamentals, HVAC system types, ventilation requirements, demand-controlled and energy recovery ventilation, underfloor-air systems, air distribution, fuel choices, understanding energy efficiency, zero-energy buildings, renewable energy systems, solar thermal systems, building-integrated photovoltaics, biofuels, energy modeling, and plumbing/water conservation.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * SUS4029 or TM7428
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring, Summer
SUS4042 - 1ZC Online 6/2/14-7/26/14


* 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 For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email 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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