This postgraduate course can be attended as part of the master's degree Architecture and Sustainability: Design Tools and Environmental Control Techniques.
The postgraduate Architecture And Environmental Urbanism assumes that the architecture of the future will be subject to two types of influences: the Ecology and High Technology.
Consistently with the principles of sustainable development, this posgraduate provides a training focused on understanding, awareness and knowledge to minimize the impact on their environment, buildings in particular and urban growth in general not exceeding the limits of ecosystems support, while maintaining at the same time comfort conditions. Theory and practice of Sustainable Architecture that controls the construction project from the beginning till the end: materials, passive solar strategies, energy efficient installations with active use of renewable energy, low waste generation and later its treatment.
Besides from the lessons, there are also sessions with specialized companies, to show the products and their applications. There are also lessons to learn software for virtual simulation of physical phenomena and energy evaluation software. We teach the requirements for the new Technical Building Code and other current energy certificates. In the practical application exercises, the students use the theoretical concepts, design and calculation tools to incorporate in the project the learned bioclimatic design principles.
During the course, there are organized multiple visits to real examples. At the end of the course, it is planned is a study tour in some European Union country to visit examples of eco-neighbourhoods and sustainable buildings built under the environmental criteria.