McGill School of Architecture
Winter 2008



Richard Klopp  maibc mraic leed


Teaching Assistant

Sanaz Shirshekar


Lecture Time and Location

Friday, 8:35 -11:25AM
Room 212, Macdonald-Harrington Building


Course Description

In this course students will explore the interrelationship between energy, environment and building, addressing sustainability, assessment tools, the integrated design process, water conservation, renewable energy, materials and embodied energy, indoor environmental quality, environmental acoustics, and advanced building technology.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will have developed competencies in the following core subjects related to critical contemporary issues of sustainability:

The main learning objective is to increase awareness of sustainable design practices and to develop ecological literacy in a number of diverse and interconnected fields of knowledge, including certain fundamentals of building science, thermodynamics, material physics, climate, biology and human comfort.

Course Outline + Lecture Schedule (pdf format)

Outline and Schedule


Readings and References

Weekly Readings and References


Projects + Mid-term Exam

Project 1: (Due Date - February 15th, 2008)

Project Description

PowerPoint Template

Assignment 1: List of Research Topics, Student Selection & Presentation Date


Project 2: (Due Date - April 4th, 2008)

Project Description

Mid-term Exam: (Date - February 22nd, 2008)


Useful Websites for Project Research



Weekly Annoucements



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