Introduction to renewable energy sources (sun, wind…etc) and utilizing them to achieve sustainability in architectural design, the relationship between buildings and the surrounding environment , study of climatic and environmental factors and their impact on buildings, natural lighting and ventilation in buildings, the use of materials in environmental design of buildings, traditional architectural treatments such as: building materials and structures, orientation of buildings, courtyards, wind tower, water surfaces and vegetation, the use of technology to save energy consumption(use of photovoltaic cells, solar panels, wind turbines…etc) , international and local green building systems, ecological foot print. (Lecture 2 hours.).
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