ENV335H1: Environmental Design


Environmental design, in the context of this course, refers to design strategies that account for the ability of supporting ecosystems to continue to meet human needs and those of other lifeforms without diminishing biological diversity or environmental quality. This course takes a hands-on approach to investigating several environmental design issues: climate-responsive design, energy consumption, health and comfort, natural lighting and ventilation, and water management. Students will build up a design of a net-zero carbon residential building through several instructive design exercises during the semester, including hands-on measurement and calculation activities.


Completion of 8.0 FCE including ENV221H1/​ENV222H1; or permission of the Undergraduate Associate Director

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)