Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. critically analyse the concepts underpinning sustainable development
  2. analyse the impacts that construction has on social, economic and environmental issues
  3. evaluate strategies that have been developed to enable construction to achieve sustainable outcomes.
  • Assignment 1 - Online tests (15%)
  • Assignment 2 - Research Project (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Case Study (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

An examination of the impacts that construction activities have on the environment, society and the economy and how sustainable development affects the way the construction industry operates. Strategies to address the key issues of sustainability are investigated and developed.

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