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Energy and Environmental Issues in Design (ARCH246)

A course to study the environmental factors influencing architectural design. Issues of climate, lighting and acoustics in relation to energy problems and user comfort. Climatic elements, classification of climates for architectural purposes, thermal process of human body, thermal comfort indexes, thermal process of buildings. Various climate control methods in buildings: thermal, solar, condensation, wi nd control and natural ventilation.

Credit: 3

Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3

Lab (hrs/week): 0

Tutorial (hrs/week): 0

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