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ARCH-761 Technology 1: Environmental Controls

3 Credits

This course introduces concepts of energy and environment as an architectural mediums. It addresses the design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other systems for providing services in buildings. Heating, cooling, electrical service, lighting, plumbing, fire protection, vertical transportation, communication and security, acoustics, and energy conservation techniques are covered in parallel with Design Studio III and other case studies. Topics include practical applications, basic rules of thumb, building service for tall buildings, building services for various typologies such as institutional architecture, commercial architecture and/or mixed-use architecture.