A E 211
Introduction to Environmental Control Systems (3) Qualitative study of humans in macro- and micro-architectural environmental systems. This course is intended for Architecture students.
A E 211 Introduction to Environmental Control Systems (3)
A E 211 introduces Architectural students to building thermal environmental and building mechanical issues. Thermal environmental issues include: thermal comfort, natural environmental impacts, heat transfer through the building envelop, heating and cooling design, noise and vibration of mechanical systems, and building energy consumption. Building mechanical system issues include: heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. Emphasis is placed on building design in response to the technical, environmental and societal challenges, with a focus on sustainable design principles and guidelines applied to mechanical systems.
The course utilizes lectures, practicums, examinations, projects and presentations to deliver and reinforce the technical content. The course offers students opportunity to work in team setting and to present their work orally to their peers. The broad coverage of the technical and social issues and professional skills challenges the architecture students to incorporate technical issues as an integral part of the overall building design.
The course is required for students enrolled in the undergraduate architecture program. The course is not available to architectural engineering students.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.