Study programme 2020-2021Français
Ecology and Sustainable Architecture
Programme component of Bachelor's in Architecture à la Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UA-B1-ARCHIT-012-MCompulsory UEVONA SalvatoreA540 - Service des Sciences et Techniques de Construction
  • VONA Salvatore

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français24000022.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
A-PRVT-201Ecology and Sustainable Architecture240000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Implement an identified spatial response
    • Adopt an applied scientific approach
    • Integrate technical dimensions in the project

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of this course, students will be able to:- Identify and explain the carbon footprint, ecological footprint, biosphere, ecosystem, biogenesis;- Identify and explain the levels of integration of living materials;- Identify and explain photosynthesis and respiration;- Name and explain the climatic factors, biotic and edaphic in an ecosystem;- Explain the greenhouse effect on Earth and the applications on buidings;- Define the concept of degree-days;- Explain the flow of energy and matter cycles in ecosystems;- Explain the parameters that influence thermal comfort;- Define the heat flux, thermal conductivity;- Explain the principles of sustainable building design;- Criticize a building according its criteria;- Explain the operation and compare the benefits of solar thermal, solar PV, heat pumps and cogeneration systems; - Explain the main characteristics of a passive building.

Content of UE

Carbon footprint; ecological footprint; biogenesis; greenhouse effect; photosynthesis; respiration; ecosystems; trophic relationships Climate, soil and the flow of energy & matter, water cycle and carbon cycle; heat transfer; thermal mass; elements of sustainable building design; passive heating and cooling; veranda, solar thermal systems; solar PV; heat pumps; cogeneration; passive house; green buildings; green neighborhoods.

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
A-PRVT-201Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
A-PRVT-201Eléments d'écologie, François Ramade, Dunod
Concevoir des bâtiments bioclimatique, Fernandez P., Lavigne P., Editions du Moniteur

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
A-PRVT-201Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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