Zero Carbon Developments
About the course
Achieving zero net emissions and seeking to stabilize the climate change-related impact on the built environment requires long-term planning, as well as a contextual sensitivity to people and place. Zero carbon developments have the ability to reduce operational consumption through passive lean design and then offset such energy and consumption through on-site/off site clean (renewable) energy generation. In this course we will consider passive environmental design principles with particular consideration given to their past cultural origins. This will be supported by consideration of new technologies and strategies for implementing zero carbon design in different climatic zones, and how such strategies can be scalable from the micro-scale of a residence to the macro-level of a community.