101-0588-01L Re-/Source the Built Environment
|Semester||Spring Semester 2021|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||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".|
|Objective||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
|Content||A general presentation of the global context allows to identify the objectives that as engineer, material scientist or architect needs to achieve to create a sustainable built environment.|
The course is then conducted as a serie of guest lectures focusing on one specific aspect to tackle this global challenge and show that "it is not too late".
The lecture series is divided as follows:
- General presentation
- Notion of resource depletion, resilience, criticality, decoupling, etc.
- Guest lectures covering different resources and proposing different option to build or maintain a sustainable built environment.
|Lecture notes||For each lecture slides will be provided.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The lecture series will be conducted in English and is aimed at students of master's programs, particularly the departments ARCH, BAUG, ITET, MAVT, MTEC and USYS.|
No lecture will be given during Seminar week.