- Student will learn how to design carefully with regards to limiting peak energy requirements, as the design will affect both first costs and annual operating costs for systems. Maintenance and Cost-Benefit Analysis will also be discussed to ensure effective lifetime performance in energy efficiency and delivery of the best economic value to the building owner and future tenants.
- Student will learn design siting, massing, façade, windows, and interior to maximize daylight effectiveness, provide occupant comfort, and minimize glare.
- Learn the design of a mechanical system to serve a low-energy building and create a comfortable environment, optimizing the use of daylighting and shading design elements.
- Student will learn that commissioning ensures that all lighting control systems function as close to design intent as possible after installation and before occupancy. This is an especially important and mandatory phase of work, as it is a major factor in determining the energy and cost performance of the overall lighting design.