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Urgent & Hopeful Future of Sustainable Design


A review of the "cutting edge" of sustainable design including the evolution of mindset, processes and tools required for a sustainable future. Active engagement with the processes and systems of the living world yields: an understanding of wise action, the development of an aesthetic of beauty born from a unity of mind and nature, and the expansion of the context of design beyond the individual building. Examples include: Systems Theory, Integrated Design, Triple Bottom Line, the Precautionary Principle (mindset and process), and LEED, 2030 Challenge, Living Building Challenge, Permaculture, Biomimicry, Life-cycle analysis and Eco-Charrettes (tools).

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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