AG2806 Environmental Aspects of the Built Environment 7.5 credits

Bebyggelsens miljöpåverkan

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The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
    Environmental Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students CANCELLED

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    50101

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Stockholm

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

Autumn 18 for programme students CANCELLED

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    50103

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Stockholm

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

Autumn 18 for programme students CANCELLED

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    50104

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Stockholm

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to give students understanding about the interplay between humans, buildings and the surrounding environment as well as strategies for reducing the environmental impacts from buildings.

After completing the course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the potential environmental and health impacts caused by different stages in a building’s life span.
  • Be able to analytically discuss environmental hotspots regarding the built environment depending on local contexts and building types.
  • Suggest relevant planning strategies to reduce the environmental impact both from new building developments and improvements of the existing building stock.
  • Suggest relevant types of evaluation and assessment tools for decision contexts related to planning and management of buildings.
  • Account for current national strategies to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment.

Course main content

The course includes lectures, labs and project assignments followed up by seminars.

Lectures cover:

  • the impact of buildings on human health, environment and natural resources
  • environmental management strategies in the building and property sector and their relation to city planning
  • tools/methods for evaluating and assessing the environmental impact of buildings
  • examples of "green building"

Labs and project assignments include using a tool for environmental building assessment as well as analysing strategies for environmental impact reduction in practical cases.

Eligibility

AE1101 Natural Resourcesor Theory or equivalent.

Literature

Skall bestämmas. Artiklar inom "green building".

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Assignment, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1; 2,5 cr),
Project assignment (PRO1; 4.0 cr),
Computer lab (LAB1; 1,0 cr).

Final grade is a weighted average of the written exam and the project. "Pass" grade on the lab is required to receive a final grade.

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Contact

Tove Malmqvist, tove.malmqvist@abe.kth.se

Examiner

Göran Finnveden <goran.finnveden@abe.kth.se>

Josefin Wangel Weithz <wangel@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2010.