MEBS6020 Sustainable Building Design
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    Level: MSc(Eng)
    Contact Hours: 2.5 hours per week (One Semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    Calendar Entry: Sustainable building concepts; energy and environmental design; green building assessment methods; sustainable masterplanning; analysis methods for sustainable building projects; practical examples.
    Assessment Methods: Examination (80%), Continuous Assessment (20%)
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    Course Co-ordinator: Ir Dr. Sam C. M. Hui (

    Educational Objectives:

    • To introduce the key concepts and important issues of sustainable buildings.
    • To develop practical skills for planning and designing sustainable building projects.
    Learning outcomes:

    After completing the course, students will be able to:

    • Describe and apply the key concepts and design strategies to develop sustainable buildings.
    • Understand the important issues and major considerations for planning and assessing sustainable buildings.
    • Develop practical knowledge and information to study and implement sustainable building projects.
    • Appleby P., 2011. Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings, Earthscan, London & Washington, DC. [HKALL]
    • ASHRAE 2018. ASHRAE GreenGuide : Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings, 5th ed., American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA. [HKALL]
    • Bansal, N. K. and Cook, J., 2001. Sustainability Through Building, Omega Scientific Publishers, New Delhi. [720.472 S96]
    • BSRIA, 1999. Environmental Code of Practice for Buildings and Their Services, 2nd ed., Building Services Research and Information Association, Bracknell, Berkshire. [LB 692 H1]
    • Ching F. D. K. & Shapiro I. M., 2014. Green Building Illustrated, Wiley, Hoboken. [HKALL]
    • CIBSE, 2007. Sustainability, CIBSE Guide L, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, London. [720.47 C52 s9]
    • City of New York, 1999. High Performance Building Guidelines, City of New York Department of Design and Construction, New York, 1999. [720.47 H63][]
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1999. Guidelines for Creating High-Performance Green Buildings, Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. [720.4709748 G7][]
    • European Commission, Directorate General XVII for Energy, 1999. A Green Vitruvius: Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design, James & James, London. [720.47 G79 E]
    • Gevorkian P., 2007. Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering: the Complete Green Building Design Resource, McGraw-Hill, New York. [HKALL]
    • Henderson H., 2012. Becoming a Green Building Professional, Wiley, Hoboken. [HKALL]
    • Kabre C., 2018. Sustainable Building Design Applications Using Climatic Data in India, Springer, Singapore. [HKALL]
    • Keeler M. & Burke B., 2016. Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N.J. [HKALL]
    • Keeping M. and Shiers D., 2017. Sustainable Building Design : Principles and Practice, Wiley-Blackwell, New York. [HKALL]
    • Kibert C. J., 2016. Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, 4th ed., John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N.J. [HKALL]
    • Kubba S., 2012. Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Butterworth-Heinemann, Waltham, MA. [HKALL]
    • Laurenzi M. P., 2007. Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia's Future, Asia Business Council, Hong Kong. [][]
    • Lerum V., 2016. Sustainable Building Design: Learning from Nineteenth-century Innovations, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon & New York, NY. [HKALL]
    • Malina M., 2013. Delivering Sustainable Building: An Industry Insider's View, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, England. [HKALL]
    • Mendler, S., Odell, W. and Lazarus, M. A., 2006. The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York. [720.47 M53]
    • Mumovic D. and Santamouris M. (eds.), 2019. A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance, 2nd Edition, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY. [HKALL]
    • Oldfield P. F., 2019. The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design Primer, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon & New York, NY. [HKALL]
    • Pitts A. C., 2004. Planning and Design Strategies for Sustainability and Profit: Pragmatic Sustainable Design on Building and Urban Scales, Architectural Press, Oxford & Burlington, Mass. [HKALL]
    • PTI, 1996. Sustainable Building Technical Manual: Green Building Design, Construction and Operations, Public Technology, Inc. (PTI), Washington, D.C. [721.0467 S964][]
    • RAIA, 2001+. BDP Environment Design Guide [CD-ROM and online], Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Red Hill, A.C.T., Australia. [AVS 720.47 E61 R8]
    • Ritchie A. & Thomas R. (eds.), 2009. Sustainable Urban Design: An Environmental Approach, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis, London and New York. [LB 307.76 S96 T46]
    • Salat S., 2006. The Sustainable Design Handbook: China: High Environmental Quality Cities and Buildings, CSTB, Cedex, France. [HKALL]
    • Szokolay S. V., 2014. Introduction to Architectural Science: the Basis of Sustainable Design, Third edition, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon and New York, NY. [720.47 S998 i61]
    • Tam, A., 2006. Sustainable Building in Hong Kong: the Past, Present and Future, Insitu Pub. Ltd., Hong Kong. [720.47 T15]
    • Vassigh S., Özer E. & Spiegelhalter T., 2013. Best Practices in Sustainable Building Design, J. Ross Publishing, Inc., Plantation, Florida. [HKALL]
    • Yudelson, J., 2009. Green Building Through Integrated Design, McGraw-Hill, New York. [721.0467 Y947 g79]
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