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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 1.964 (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Design for Sustainability 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Eric Adams
    Prof. Jerome Connor
    Prof. John Ochsendorf

    Teaching Assistant:
    Rossella Nicolin 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 1.964 Design for Sustainability

    Fall 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features lecture notes from the instructors and guest lecturers, and examples of student presentations in the projects section.

    Course Description

    The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The fundamentals of each approach will be presented. Specific topics covered include water and wastewater management, energy use, material selection, and construction.

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