SCI-6122. Environmental Systems 2

Purpose: This course is the second of a two-module sequence in building technology (6121, 6122) and constitutes part of the core curriculum in architecture. 

Objective: To continue the study of environmental considerations in architectural design. 

Content: The course will cover building systems and their technologies including the conventional and emerging HVAC systems, renewable energy systems, and other active building systems. It will also introduce daylight and electric lighting in buildings along with manual and computer-based methods for analyzing daylight design. The course also covers fundamental concepts of acoustics and their application in architecture. 

In this course, students will: 

– Learn the fundamentals of HVAC systems in architecture and practice the schematic design of such systems; 

– Learn the basic principles and applications of daylighting and acoustic considerations in architecture; and 

– Continue to develop analytical and creative thinking regarding sustainability and energy issues in building design. 









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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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