This course will provide an overview of passive design concepts and strategies, including a discussion of the history of passive design. We will look at various strategies that can be implemented in green buildings, and at the limitations and benefits of their application. The course will also discuss how passive design strategies may be applicable to LEED projects, and the credits that they may contribute towards.
- Describe the characteristics of a Passive Building
- Analyze the pros and cons of various Passive Building strategies
- Evaluate the LEED applicability of various Passive Building strategies
- Discuss a case study of a sustainable building using passive solar techniques