UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT5534 Innovations in Thermal Performance and Natural Ventilation Systems in Complex Buildings

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit examines on a case study basis, innovative systems for cooling, heating and natural ventilation in contemporary architectural design. Particular emphasis is placed upon passive systems and hybridised systems incorporating energy conservation, generation and recovery systems. The unit examines in detail contemporary best practice through the analysis of whole building envelope performance in innovative projects. Methods of modelling and performance assessment form part of the unit's methodology of analysis and research.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) gain a better understanding of passive heating and cooling systems; (2) develop competence in building climate modelling analytical software; and (3) develop knowledge of the characteristics of architectural design that facilitate passive and low energy consumption buildings.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) research project proposal and methodology; and (2) research project (may involve digital models, performance models, physical models, data analysis and a written report). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Patrick Beale
Contact hours seminars: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week for up to 12 weeks

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