University of Technology Sydney

17774 Sustainable Building Design and Evaluation

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: School of the Built Environment
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Postgraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Note

This subject is not offered in 2019.

Description

This subject gives students a deeper knowledge of sustainable development and its relationship to the built environment. It gives an understanding in the domain of green developments, commercial opportunities and political realities. The subject covers green rating tools and their impacts for the property industry both locally and internationally. Class exercises run in the computer lab working on the green rating tools. Green rating tools include BREEAM, SBTool, GreenStar, BASIX, LEED, etc.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. demonstrate an understanding of the role of sustainable development for property development
2. demonstrate an understanding of the demand for green development and its related commercial opportunities
3. explain the relevance of green performance on the market
4. demonstrate an understanding of the techniques of green building evaluation tools both locally and internationally
5. discuss the differences between evaluation techniques
6. apply green rating tools for commercial and residential property developments through case studies.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify ethical issues and apply informed ethical judgements in professional contexts (A.1)
  • Effectively apply a variety of communication skills and technologies in professional contexts (C.1)
  • Work effectively in project teams in property development (C.2)
  • Synthesise knowledge related to a wide spectrum of property and asset management issues to the analysis of practice based property portfolio scenarios (P.6)
  • Apply appropriate technical analytic skills to a professional standard (P.8)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to property development (R.1)

Teaching and learning strategies

The teaching and learning strategies in this subject involve a variety of face-to-face lectures, tutorials, and online strategies. Lectures involve face-to-face content delivery employing the use of media and electronic resources to enhance the theoretical delivery of the subject.

Regular guest lecturers from industry practitioners will be utilised to demonstrate current practical applications of the subject content.

The tutorial program utilises case studies, student group work and student presentations to link theory and application. This will be complemented by independent student reading. Students are further supported through the use of UTS Online offering subject material and information and moderation with the subject coordinator.

Content (topics)

The principal topics covered in this subject are: the nature of the environment, principles of ecologically sustainable development, business case of green buildings, green building rating tools, life cycle energy analysis, energy modelling, green development, green lease, sustainable building technology, and alternate power generation.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Major assignment (Individual)

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

A.1, C.2, P.8 and R.1

Type: Exercises
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 50%
Criteria:

Assessment criteria will be provided in additional assessment information.

Assessment task 2: Tutorials

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

3, 4 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

A.1, C.1, C.2, P.6 and P.8

Type: Exercises
Groupwork: Group, group and individually assessed
Weight: 30%
Criteria:

Assessment criteria will be provided in additional assessment information.

Assessment task 3: Online test

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

A.1, P.6 and P.8

Type: Quiz/test
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 20%
Criteria:

Assessment criteria will be provided in additional assessment information.