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.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically analyse the concepts underpinning sustainable development
- 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
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Note: Level 4 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 3 subjects or relevant experience.
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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- Online tests (15%)
- Research Project (35%)
- Case Study (50%)