Academic Catalog

ARCH381 ENVIRONMENTAL AND BUILDING SYSTEMS

Course Code: 1200381
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Academic Staff LEVENT TOSUN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 1200282
The course set above should be completed before taking ARCH381 ENVIRONMENTAL AND BUILDING SYSTEMS .

Course Content

Solar: Solar systems, sunpatch diagrams, shadowing effects, passive solar heating and cooling buildings;Lighting: Daylighting and artificial lighting, color in architecture;Acoustics: Architectural acoustics, behavior of sound in rooms, noise through buildings;Fire: Fire prevention in buildings: passive approaches in design.