Terri Meyer Boake, BES, BArch, MArch, LEED AP Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo email: tboake@uwaterloo


Arch 226: Environmental Building Design
Fall 2007: Course Home Page

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last updated September 1, 2007 Course Description : As the Climate Change topic is heating up, this course is designed to evolve in order to bring you up to date with current initiatives in the field. This course centers on issues surrounding the integration of Sustainable and Passive Design principles, into conceptual and practical architectural design. Topics will include: interstitial space and light access, daylighting, PV, wind, double skin technologies, Cradle 2 Cradle, Design for Disassembly, Zero Carbon/Carbon Neutral strategies and other sustainability initiatives. Case studies will be used extensively as a vehicle to discuss the success/failure of ideas and their physical applications. The term will focus on the use of the LEED Evaluation System as a means to both design and evaluate the relative "greenness" of buildings, as well as to understand the global implications of sustainable buildings. Research and design projects require that the students engage the specific technological notions presented within the course in the physical discourse of architecture. Teaching Assistants: Christina Carydis, Kate Gould


The importance of natural lighting. Discussion will include material selection.com/site.S. Green Building Council (authors of LEED™): http://www.natcap.squ1. Course Notes: (review) http://www. strategies. quality and durability as attitudes.uwaterloo.architecture.ca/faculty_projects/terri/125-Ch3.1 Sustainable Design and the Implications of the LEED Rating System: A discussion of ecological design principles and broad scale urban approaches to sustainable Sept developments.uwaterloo.uwaterloo.pdf 2 Verifying and Marketing Green Buildings: Selling environmental design requires quantification and data.ca/ 3 Quiz 1: A Road Map for Natural Capitalism (In-class 5%) Lighting in Buildings: Sept Detailed look at the use of light in buildings from the point of view of issues of source. A selection of case studies will be used to discuss various approaches to incorporating sustainable design 10 objectives into architectural design. READ: Lechner.usgbc. implications of life cycle costing. 17 Some of the information for this lecture will be derived from the RAIC Seminar.pdf Solar Today Article.backspace. Downloadable PDF: http://www.ca/faculty_projects/terri/125-Ch2. recycling initiatives. as well as the aesthetic impact of natural light on interior architecture and the function of space. 24 human response. control. Chapters 1 to 5. both from an energy conservation point of view. room use.org/ The Canada Green Building Council (authors of LEED™ Canada): http://www. ENVest. including Green Building Advisor software. LEED™. Stupid!” (review) http://www. A detailed explanation of the workings of the LEED Rating System.pdf http://www. embodied energy. Athena Environmental Impact Estimator. quantity. glare. SDCB 201 2002. Please refer to this online material for more information on LEED™: The U. and Green Globe Standards. We will look at some of the Green Building Sept tools and evaluation methods.html Daylighting in Canada 1.cagbc.architecture.pdf http://www. READ: Lechner. http://www.com Project #1: Light Access and the Residential Development (20%) Handed out PREPARE FOR QUIZ 1 READING ASSIGNMENT (5%): A Road Map for Natural Capitalism Students will read a summary of the book's basic business case reprinted from the Harvard Business Review (May-June 1999) and write an in class quiz during Class 3. applications.architectureweek.architecture.pdf Canadian Architect Article "LEED: A Primer" link Canadian Architect Article "Sustainability and Steel: Integration" link Architecture and Global Warming: www.architecture.5MB pdf Daylighting Guide by Lawrence Berkeley Labs 1.uwaterloo.ca/faculty_projects/terri/125-Ch4.pdf http://www. “It’s the Architecture.org/images/other/HBR-RMINatCap.0MB pdf .com/notes/images/its_the_architecture.ca/faculty_projects/terri/125-Ch5. Chapter 12 and 13 Refer to material under Lighting Design on Square One website. quality.

com/writings_c2c_case_studies. This will reflect on the key work of William McDonough. prepare detailed drawings of significant environmental/daylighting aspects of the building. twin face and hybrid systems.archidose.com/c2c_mbdp.com/cradle_to_cradle.designboom. full project outline Oct 8 5 Oct 15 Thanksgiving -.mcdonough.Holiday The Tectonics of the Double Skin: A detailed discussion using numerous case studies of double façade envelope design. prepare a scale model of a significant portion of the building/wall for heliodon testing.html http://www.htm Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol: http://www.org/en/tour/wres/index.ca/faculty_projects/terri/ds/title. How do these systems work? When are they appropriate? links to more information on environmental heating systems.org/Apr05/041805.architecture. solar thermal.htm Philosophies of Sustainable Design: Gunning for Carbon Neutral!! 6 Oct 22 7 Oct 29 8 Nov Cradle to Cradle (aka c2c): 5 Understanding the life cycle of building materials and how this both affects.c2c-home. highlighting buffer.htm C2C Competition outcomes: http://www.uwaterloo.mcdonough.windpower.htm Cradle to Cradle Case Studies: http://www.html Design for Disassembly (aka DfD): ..great info on lighting: link Hand out Project #2: Sustainable Building Detailed Case Study 20% This project will involve a team of 3 to 4 students conducting detailed research into the sustainable design aspects of a building. and can be worked into the design of sustainable buildings. Course Notes: http://www.forbes.000 word research paper (to include full bibliography and references). This lecture will also look at detailing with some of the lower technology systems such as strawbale and rammed earth. highlighting some of the work of Transsolar. Look at building case studies.mbdc.org/ More links: http://www. The students must prepare a 2. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way we Make Things http://www. etc..html http://www.com/home/manufacturing/2004/12/15/cz_ag_1215beltway.4 Oct 1 Lighting in Buildings: Continued. wind. trickle vents http://www. conduct a preliminary LEED™ analysis of the project. The findings of the masters level course on double ski case studies will be presented as well as a compressed version of the RAIC course on Advanced Curtain Wall Systems from Fall 2003. extract air.com/eng/funclub/cradle.) benefit sustainable design.html Project #1: Residential Lighting Study Presentations Active Systems: The Role of Photovoltaics and Wind Power in Sustainable Design How can the use of active systems (pv. Good website on integrated daylighting and artificial lighting: link Archive of the original Square One website . and present their findings using Powerpoint in class (15 minutes). A sign up sheet will be made available for your group to select a case study.

Several types of software are available for use.com/WMD.gc.com/TVArelEn. Real Men are Environmentalists: http://www.eleganttechnology. December 17.co. 26 WRAP-UP: Building technology.htm Design for Disassembly and Deconstruction: http://www. Caroline Prochazka's Masters Thesis is focussed on a comparative analysis of these and other simulation/design programs and their relevance to daylighting and energy issues. and Ecotect Nov Computer simulations are becoming increasingly important as a means to both create and validate environmentally motivated designs.com/archives/002005. Groups will be called to present on a random basis.html Zero-Waste: http://www. environmental design. submissions will be gladly accepted! .emagazine.co-design.asp Design for the Environment (aka DfE): Design for Disassembly: http://dfe-sce. 11 Case Study Presentations: Groups 10 thru 18 Nov Students will be allowed 15 minutes each for the presentation of their Powerpoint and heliodon models. Already a requirement for German industry. If you are completed earlier.html Did Anyone Really Believe there were Weapons of Mass Destruction?: http://www. The point is to learn from seeing all case Nov studies.elegant-technology. Project due at noon..I will 19 collect everyone's CDs with their powerpoints.A philosophy of design that requires objects to be manufactured with their end life in mind and results in processes that produce less waste and require a revisioning of the design and construction process. ALL PROJECTS DUE AT THIS TIME . 10 Case Study Presentations: Groups 1 thru 9 Attendance for these presentations is mandatory. 2007 in the front office.archrecord. LEED.worldchanging.html Design for Disassembly (rules) by Tracy Dowie-Bhamra: http://www.htm 9 Introduction to Computer Assisted Energy Design: Energy-10. Students will be allowed 10 to 15 minutes each for the presentation of their Powerpoint and heliodon models.com/resources/conteduc/archives/0410edit-1. link . All material is to be submitted at the beginning of class.html Design for Disassembly (philosophy) by Jonathan Larson: http://www.eleganttechnology..nrc-cnrc. where do we do from here? 12 Dec 3 Dec 17 There will only be a class on this day if we need the space to catch up for a snow day or other unforeseen cancellation.com/view/?506 http://www.ca/dfestra/dfestra7/dfestra7_2_e.com/TVAdfd. not just by doing your own. each with their 12 advantages and disadvantages.uk/design.

htm Students who believe that they have been wrongfully or unjustly penalized have the right to grieve.uwaterloo. students should refer to Policy #71. in confidence.Z. http://www. please register with the OPD at the beginning of each academic term. collaborates with all academic departments to arrange appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities without compromising the academic integrity of the curriculum. Student Academic Discipline. Evaluation: Evaluation will be based both on the formal/technical execution of the projects.architecture.ca/faculty_projects/terri/crsnotes.. William McDonough. For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties. Student Grievance. G. Course Notes are all available online @ http://www. to avoid committing academic offenses. during my office hours to discuss your needs. academic advisor.Reference Texts: Required: Lechner. located in Needles Hall.adm.html Recommended: Cradle 2 Cradle.ca/infosec/Policies/policy70. Cooling. Rocky Mountain Institute.com/site. or who need help in learning how to avoid offenses (e. Environmental Control Systems. Once registered with OPD.adm. plagiarism. Quiz #1: 5% Quizzes: 15% (5 @ 3% each) Project 1: Residential Lighting Study 20% Project 2: Case Study 20% Project 3: Design Project 40% Total: 100% Avoidance of Academic Offenses Students are expected to know what constitutes academic integrity.uwaterloo. Lighting. Room 1132. Fuller.ca/infosec/Policies/policy71. Brown.uwaterloo.html Square One Web Site: http://www. If you require academic accommodations to lessen the impact of your disability.g. or the Undergraduate Associate Dean. Moore. as well as the seminar presentation of material and contributions to the discussions. Norbert. A Handbook for Sustainable Design. http://www.htm Note for students with disabilities: The Office for Persons with Disabilities (OPD). cheating) or about rules for group work / collaboration should seek guidance from the course professor. Heating. TA. and to take responsibility for their actions. refer to Policy #70.squ1. . please meet with the professor. Sun Wind and Light. Students who are unsure whether an action constitutes an offense.

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