Fundamentals of Building Systems + High Performance Design

Real Estate Development

Summer 2012

Craig Schwitter, Steven Baumgartner + Charlotte Matthews, instructors

The first course in the Sustainability Core was a primer for how buildings work. Like an anatomy class for buildings, students learned how the envelope and building systems work together to heat, cool, light and ventilate occupiable space. Students learned the fundamentals of high-performance building and took a deep dive into key strategies of climate responsive, energy efficient and healthy building design and operation.