An operational model for teaching low energy architecture

Hamza, Neveen and Horne, Margaret (2006) An operational model for teaching low energy architecture. In: 9th WREC/WREN World Renewable Energy Congress, 19-25 August 2006, Florence.

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Awareness of the need to integrate sustainability at all levels has recently been gaining momentum in education to meet pedagogical university policy, government and employers’ expectations. Within the School of the Built Environment at Northumbria University, an integrated project base has been adopted for second year students. The project is based on integrating three modules, where on completion the students would be able to adopt a relational thinking process taking energy conservation right into the design phase. A questionnaire was conducted at the end of the academic year on 12 students to assess the pros and cons of the integrated project work. This paper intends to disseminate an operational model for integrating teaching and assessment between three modules dealing with design, assessing environmental performance and visualization, which have traditionally been taught and assessed separately, to achieve a low-energy house.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper presented at the ninth WREC/WREN World Renewable Energy Congress / Network, held at the University of Florence, Italy on 19-25 August 2006.
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 09:06
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 08:39

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