Master A&S » Methodology
The training in sustainable strategies applied to construction and urbanism involves integrating the following 3 areas of knowledge within the project:
- Passive systems (bioclimatic design)
- Active systems (energy-efficient facilities incorporating the active use of renewable energy sources)
- Regulation and control (Building management systems and smart buildings)
The course provides a varied pedagogical content:
- Theoretical classes given by the teaching staff responsible for each module and by invited lecturers.
- Software classesin which students learn how to use design and calculation software related to sustainable architecture. For more information
- Practical exercises for the application of the theory.
- Visits to buildings and facilities constructed using sustainable strategies.
- Product presentation sessions with specialised companies.
- Seminar providing an introduction to the Passivhaus standard that was developed in the city of Brussels.
- Personal research thesis consisting of an individual piece of work on a previously unpublished subject that is related to the course programme.
- Bioclimatic building project that forms part of Module A and involves the application of passive design strategies.
- Main project which will involve the practical application of some of the theoretical concepts and environmental design tools, controls and techniques picked up during the course.
- Study trip (Green Tour) to a European city to visit buildings and ecological neighbourhoods constructed using sustainable strategies.