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3rd Year Students Present at GIS Seminar

Posted: March 17, 2014

3rd Year Students Present at GIS Seminar

The GIS Seminar on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 featured three group presentations of final projects from last semester’s ARCH-763 Sustainable Building Metrics course in the Master of Architecture program at RIT. Each group was tasked to incorporate sustainable design elements into a building design appropriate for a specific climate (Cool, Hot and Arid, or Temperate). Sustainable design features were investigated in the areas of building form, envelopes, wall systems, climate responsive facades, structural materials, structural systems, climate control, passive, active and hybrid systems, innovative lighting strategies, and landscape elements. The groups were also required to assess the associated environmental and economic impacts of the sustainable design features selected in their building design for the specific climatic region.