SBS5413 Building Sustainability & Green Building Assessment
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    QF Level: 5
    Credit Points: 3
    Year: 3
    Pre-requisite: Built Environment
    Co-requisite: Nil
    Module Aim(s): The module aims to deal with the issue of environmentally sustainable buildings, focusing on alleviating the major environmental impacts whilst sustaining living and working built environments.  This module is primarily focused on high-rise dense environments.

    The main objectives are to:
    1. enable students to understand the concept of sustainability, the key aspects associated with buildings, and the impacts of buildings on the environment; 
    2. enable students to understand how do design and specifications of buildings affect their life cycle environmental impacts; 
    3. able to quantify global, local and indoor environmental performance criteria and benchmarks, and their relationships with building regulations, environmental regulations, and other local codes and good practice guides; and
    4. able to assess building designs against prescribed environmental performance criteria.
    Objectives: On completion of this Module, students are expected to be able to:
    1. explain the different environmental impacts produced by high-rise buildings;
    2. analyse and evaluate built environmental issues related to safety, health and environment quality;
    3. interpret and evaluate the criteria that defines ‘sustainability’ and referenced sustainable buildings;
    4. benchmark building environmental performance in terms of local regulations, practices and policies;
    5. interpret and advise Clients on the environmental performance aspects of buildings, especially with regard to performance of technical systems; and
    6. conduct benefit-cost analyses to improve the environmental performance of buildings.
    Assessment Methods: • Assignments (30%)
    • Project (10%)
    • Examination (60%)
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    | Created: Sep 2017 | Update: 9 Sep 2017 |