Building Ecology









This course addresses the subject of the ecological sustainability in building design and retrofit. Following a general introduction to the topics of sustainable, adaptive, and vernacular architecture, the course moves on to introduce methods for the description and evaluation of ecological performance of building elements, components, systems and structures. Specifically, the application of LCA (Life-Cycle Assessment) and EIA (Environmental Impact Analysis) techniques in the building domain for analysis of the environmental footprint of buildings and the sustainability implications of design and construction decisions are introduced. A LCA software tool is introduced and exercises with practical applications of this tool are conducted.

( after Curran 1993, Crawford 2011 )

Building Ecology
13th – 16th December 2020

Venue: ONLINE

Day 1 - 13/12

TIME

10:00-13:00

- Objectives of the course
- Questionnaire
- General introduction in the sustainable architecture discourse

13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-16:00


Introduction to LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) and EIA (Environmental Impact Analysis)

Day 2 - 14/12

TIME

10:00-13:00

Introduction to a LCA software tool

13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-16:00


Working Session

Day 3 - 15/12

TIME

10:00-13:00

Introduction to a LCA software tool

13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-16:00


Working Session

Day 4- 16/12

TIME

10:00-13:00

Presentations and discussion of case studies

13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-16:00


Presentations and discussion of case studies



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