code AR362
credit_hours 3
title Environmental Studies 1
arbic title -
prequisites None
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes This course offers students the opportunity to acquire and develop skills and to pursue interests in the field of environmental design and sustainability.
arabic Description/Outcomes
objectives • Emphasize an understanding of the impact of buildings upon the global environment through their demand for ever-diminishing sources of energy and the consequences of pollution and global warming and on the quality of the internal environment and indoor thermal comfort.rn• Emphasize an understanding of the history of environmental design, which establishes a background for understanding the approaches of traditional and contemporary practices. Natural Elements (air, sun and water) are examined as they interact with human needs within buildings or building complexes. rn• Provide the student with the main knowledge of related topics such, indoor thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic, elimination of wastes, circulation of air, methods of utilizing solar energy to provide heating, cooling, hot water and electricity for buildings and related techniques for reducing energy consumption. Sustainability of natural resources and the need for relying upon renewable energy resources are pointed out.
arabic objectives
ref. books • ATTMAN, O., Green Architecture: Advanced Technologies and Materials. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009.rn• HYDE, R., Bioclimatic Housing: Innovative Designs for Warm Climates. London: Routledge, 2007.rn• JONES, D.L., Architecture and the Environment: Contemporary Green Buildings. London: Overlook Hardcover, 1998.rn• KWOK A. & GRONDZIK, W., The Green Studio Handbook, Second Edition: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design. Architectural Pres, 2011.rn• NORBERT, L., Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects, 3rd edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.rn• WILLIAMS, D., Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning. London: John Wiley and Sons, 2007.
arabic ref. books
textbook • SZOKOLAY, S.V., Introduction to Architectural Science – The Basis of Sustainable Design, Elsevier Ltd, 2008.
arabic textbook
objective set
content set
course file 46_AR362_Environmental Studies 1.pdf
Course Content
content serial Description
1 INTRODUCTION rnDefinitions, Built Environment, Physical Environment, Environmental Design rnSustainable DesignrnEnergy Crisis – World Population – Developing CommunitiesrnThe Need For Passive Techniques Vs Limited Non-renewable Energy resourcesrn
2 Physics of Heat 1rnHeat and TemperaturernHeat Flow: Conduction, Convection & RadiationrnAir flow
3 Physics of Heat 2rnHeat and TemperaturernHeat Flow: Conduction, Convection & RadiationrnAir flow
4 Climate rnSun-path diagrams, solar radiationrnGlobal climate, green house effect
5 Thermal Behavior of BuildingsrnSolar ControlrnVentilationrnDynamic response of buildings
6 Thermal Behavior of BuildingsrnSolar ControlrnVentilationrnDynamic response of buildings
8 Thermal DesignrnPassive Control of heat flowsrnControl s of design variables
9 Thermal DesignrnClimatic design archetypesrnCondensation and moisture controlrnMicroclimatic controls
10 Light rnPhysics of lightrnVisual performancernDaylight and sunlightrnDesign methods and computer tools
11 SoundrnPhysics of SoundrnHearingrnNoise controlrnRoom Acoustics
12 Continuation of the previous lecture and evaluation.
13 Green Building Assessment rnRating SystemsrnCalculatorsrnThermal Analysis Tools
14 Environmental Design Project
15 Environmental Design Project