Summer 2021

ARC 334L (70430) ARC 385T (70470) ARI 384L (70320)

 

Course Description
Environmental Controls II considers the application of the thermal environment, the issues of daylighting, vertical transportation systems, water systems, and the application of the fire code and, to integrate these systems into the form making process of architectural design.
 
Course Objectives
The intent of this course is to learn to integrate environmental control systems into the form making process of architectural design. This course is intended to be one of a series of building science courses which describe the function of building in filtering the environment about their occupants.  Environmental Controls I considered the fundamentals of Lighting, Electrical Systems and Acoustics.  Environmental Controls II considers the application of the thermal environment, the issues of water systems and the application of the fire code as well as other technical problems encountered in building design.  We will focus on how the various human sensory systems are supported by related building; mechanical, building and environmental controls sub-systems:
 
1. Required fire protection and fire exits.
2. Review of elevator specifications.
3. Sizing heating, venting and air conditioning systems.
4. Servicing the water needs of plumbing.
 
Goals
The goal of this course is to develop a means by which designers can create energy-efficient buildings.  These means shall include both: (1) to understand the forms and components of a building that provide efficiency and comfort; (2) processes for use in design that will encourage the selection of the proper physical responses and facilitate the investigation of the likely performance of these decisions. Successful completion of this course should give the student the ability to:
 
Student Performance Criterion/addressed

  1. Determine building environmental controls needs for fostering comfort and performance
  2. To suggest building strategies to satisfy these needs.
  3. To synthesize building solutions and environmental control schemes that promote the design of efficient buildings.
  4. To analytically and physically evaluate the performance of their environmental control decisions.