Introduction to the science and politics of green buildings in U.S. practice
School of Architecture, Tianjin University

Fall 2016

Jonathan Ochshorn

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Room: 1st-floor lecture room; Time: Thursdays at 6:30 pm

TA: Yu Hanze (yhzx829@163.com)

Description: Students will examine the six basic components of sustainable building design in U.S. practice (location, site, water, energy, materials, and IEQ) from both a historical perspective and as implemented through the LEED/USGBC rating system, in each case comparing the issues raised by building and environmental science with the political context within which those issues are considered.

Course Information:

Course outline

Assignment due in class: 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

Lecture notes (pdf) from class: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 |

In-class presentation | Final exam

My summary and critique of LEED v4