Building & Construction Tech 520 - Energy and Buildings

Louis Fiocchi

TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM

UMass Amherst
John Olver Design Bldg Rm 162
An introduction to building energy use focusing on the minimization of energy costs and dependence on non-renewable fossil fuel sources through the implementation both time honored passive design strategies and effective building envelope construction practices. The course also introduces students to the fundamentals of building system loads and building annual energy consumption calculations providing the necessary metricized evaluation of a building's energy and associated climate impacts in relation to other buildings of similar types and program in similar climates.

Open to BCT majors and grad ECO grad students. PreReq: BCT 211 or Grad Status Meets with Arch 520

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.