Unearth the impacts of construction on the built and natural environment, people and economy. You’ll explore energy efficiency and consider how sustainable development impacts choices on the types of construction, materials and methods available.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 25 Nov 2019
- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- determine and apply the concepts underpinning sustainable development
critically analyse the impacts that construction has on social, economic and environmental issues
evaluate strategies that have been developed to enable construction to achieve sustainable outcomes.
- Sustainable Development
- Sustainability in the Built Environment
- Construction and Sustainability
- Sustainable Buildings
- Energy, Emissions and Embedded Energy
- Energy Efficiency - Design Issues
- Indoor Environmental Quality and Passive Design
- Renewable Energy Options
- Water Consumption and Reuse
- Recycling Waste & Buildings
- Sustainability Assessment
- EIA, EMP and EMS
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as CME407 Sustainable Construction.
This subject discusses the impact of construction activities on the environment, society and the economy and how sustainable development affects the way the construction industry operates. Students will investigate and develop strategies to address the key sustainability issues.
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- Test (15%)
- Research Project (35%)
- Case Study (50%)
Textbooks are not required.
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