Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies Department

ES 71 The Building Envelope

1 unit

An introduction to the building shell as the primary physical component of any facility which controls energy flow between the interior and exterior of the building. The goal is to develop a qualitative and analytical understanding of the thermal performance of major building envelope components. Topics include walls, doors, glazing (windows), roofing and building skin as well as climatic responsive building design.


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Course Syllabus (Pick up at SRC)

Lesson 1
Lecture 1 The Building Envelope
Lecture 1 Whole Building Design and T24

Lesson 2
Lecture 2 Building Heat Transfer
Assignment #1

Lesson 3
Final Assignment

Other Reading Materials
Blueprint for Sustainable State Buildings
Degree Days
Heating Load Estimates

Environmental Studies Building: Kirsch Center
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Last Updated: 3/25/09