The course focuses on material choice and energy strategies to limit the environmental impact of construction sector. During the course, specific topics will be presented (construction technologies, environmental policies, social consequences of material use, etc.). The course aims to present sustainable options to tackle the global challenge we are facing and show that “it is not too late”.
After the lecture series, the students are aware of the main challenges for the production and use of building materials. They know the different technologies/propositions available, and environmental consequence of a choice. They understand in which conditions/context one resource/technology will be more appropriate than another.
A general presentation of the global context allows to identify the objectives that as engineer, material scientist, architect or landscape architect needs to achieve to create a sustainable built environment.
- Course 101-0588-01L
- 2 Lessons per Week
- 3 Credits
- Language: English
- Offered in: MSc Landscape Architecture, MSc Architecture, MSc Environmental Sciences, a.o.