AREN 3213. BUILDING SCIENCE. 2 Hours.
The interactions between humans and indoor environments are critical for accessing human comfort and energy efficiency in buildings. This course introduces the physical phenomena that affect building design and energy performance with respect to human comfort in buildings. Topics include both indoor environmental quality (thermal comfort, indoor air quality, visual comfort, audial comfort), relevant building systems (mechanical, electrical, envelope systems), and sustainable buildings. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 1465 and PHYS 1444.