1.964 Design for Sustainability

Fall 2004

Caribou weather center.
The proposed NOAA Weather Center in Caribou, Maine, an excellent example of sustainable design. (Image courtesy of the NOAA.)

Course Highlights

This course on sustainable design features a set of lecture notes from the class, and the assignments presented during the semester.

Course Description

This course on sustainability will cover the implications of this topic on engineering, design, and architecture. The course will begin with a general survey and discussion of current trends, followed by the introduction of the life cycle assessment (LCA) method as a rigorous, quantitative alternative to current popular sustainability measures for the built environment.
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Prof. Jerome Connor
Prof. John Ochsendorf

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session