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Sustainable Building Systems:DesForEnviQ


The built environment has a significant impact on energy and how material resources are allocated and consumed. In response, many cities, towns, and industries are adopting green rating systems and policies to address these rising challenges. Understanding the complexity of the built environment at a range of scales is critical to developing design solutions that integrate sustainable building practices with human comfort. This course approaches sustainable development for buildings, neighborhoods and cities by examining how systems affect environmental quality, human performance, and well-being. Case studies of historic and contemporary structures and planning projects exemplifying various sustainable features will be explored.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.


* 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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