London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Architecture, Energy and Sustainability


31 Jewry Street

Macmillan Way

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.- Architecture, Postgraduate Diploma- Architecture;Postgraduate Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Aims of the course This course in low energy design is tailored for professionals working in the built environment in an international context. If you are an architect or building professional, this course provides you with a practical and theoretical grounding in the subject. You will develop skills in a range of different methodologies for evaluating environmental conditions and predicting the effects of design solutions: these include data collection, interpretation methods and computer-based simulations of buildings. You will undertake practical studies in the field, setting up live monitoring projects working with real buildings and real data. Environmental simulation programmes are introduced and used within the course. This work is set within a framework of low energy design principles and against a background of sometimes conflicting theories of sustainability. The Low Energy Architecture Research Unit (LEARN) within the department teaches the course. LEARN is one of the leading research units in Europe in this field, and is engaged in a range of European-funded research projects as well as research and consultancy work to government bodies, and commercial architecture and engineering practices. The unit also delivers courses across the department to architects and interior designers and has collaborated on award-winning design proposals. You will have access to a range of environmental simulation software, which is complemented by facilities for testing and simulating different environmental conditions using physical models, including a lighting laboratory equipped with an artificial sky and heliodon.
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