Theory and research in the physical sciences: sustainable building

licar2801  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Theory and research in the physical sciences: sustainable building
9.00 credits
80.0 h
Lectures recommandées
Méthodes de recherche
  • Fellows, R. and Liu, A. (2015) Research methods for construction, Fourth ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex , United Kingdom.
  • Naoum, S. G. (2013) Dissertation research & writing for construction students, Third ed., Routledge, New York.
  • Silverman, D. (2016) Qualitative research, Fourth ed., Sage, Los Angeles.
  • Yin, R. K. (2018) Case study research and applications: design and methods, Sixth ed., SAGE, Los Angeles.
Principes de conception environnementale
  • Brown, G.Z., Dekay, M. (2000). Sun, Wind and Light. John Wiley and Sons Ltd: New York.
  • Kwok, A., Grondzik, W. (2007). The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design. 2nd Edition. Elsevier Architectural Press: Oxford.
  • La Roche, P., (2012), Carbon Neutral Architectural Design. Taylor and Francis: New York.
  • Meek, C., Van Den Wymelenberg, K.G. (2015). Daylighting and integrated lighting design. Routledge: Oxon.
  • Pelsmakers, S. (2012). The environmental design pocketbook. RIBA Publishing: London.
  • Rheinhart, C. (2015) Daylighting Handbook I and II.
  • Szokolay, S. (2007). Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design. Architectural Press: Oxford, 2nd edition.
  • Tregenza, P., Loe, D. (2014). The Design of Lighting. Routledge: Oxon
  • Tregenza, P., Wilson, M. (2011). Daylighting. Architecture and Lighting Design. Routledge: Oxon.
Simulation des performances du bâtiment
  • Anderson, K. (2014). Design energy simulation for architects: guide to 3D graphics. Routledge: New York.
  • Hensen, J.L.M., Lamberts, R. (Editors) 2019. Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation. 2n Edition. Routledge: London.
  • Jankovic, L. (2012). Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Modelling. Routledge: Oxon.
  • Robinson, D. (2011). Computer Modelling for Sustainable Urban Design: Physical Principles, Methods and Applications. Routledge: Oxon.
Études de cas
  • Baird, J. (2010). Sustainable Buildings in Practice. What the Users Think. Routledge: Oxon.
  • Edwards, B.W., Naboni, E. (2013). Green Buildings Pay. Design, Productivity and Ecology. Routledge: Oxon.
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley (2007). The Environmental Handbook. Right Angle: London.
  • Yudelson, J., Meyer, U. (2013). The World’s Greenest Buildings. Promises versus Performance in Sustainable Design. Routledge: Oxon.
Autres références
  • Altomonte, S., Allen, J., Bluyssen, P.M., Brager, G., Heschong, L., Loder, A., Schiavon, S., Veitch, J.A., Wang, L., Wargocki, P. (2020). Ten questions concerning well-being in the built environment. Building and Environment. doi:
  • Altomonte, S., Kent, M., Brager, G., Schiavon, S. (2019). Indoor environmental quality and occupant satisfaction in green-certified buildings. Building Research & Information, 47 (3), 255-274.
  • Altomonte, S., Saadouni, S., Kent, M., Schiavon, S. (2017). Satisfaction with indoor environmental quality in BREEAM and non-BREEAM rated office buildings. Architectural Science Review , 60(4): 343-355.
  • Altomonte, S., Schiavon, S. (2013). Occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings. Building and Environment. 68, 66-76.
  • Baker, N., Steemers, K. (2002). Daylight Design of Buildings. Earthscan Press.
  • Cochran, W. G. (1977) Sampling techniques, Wiley series in probability and mathematical statistics, Third ed., Wiley, New York.
  • Daniels, K. (1998). Low-Tech Light-Tech High-Tech. Birkhauser: Basel.
  • DePlazes, A. (2005). Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures: A Handbook, Birkhäuser: Basel.
  • Herzog, T., et al. (2008). Façade Construction Manual. Birkhäuser: Basel.
  • Hindrichs, D.U. (2007). Plusminus 20/40 Latitude: Sustainable Building Design in Tropical and Subtropical Regions. Edition Axel Menges: London.
  • Kleinbaum, D. G., Kupper, L. L., Nizam, A. and Rosenberg, E. S. (2013) Applied regression analysis and other multivariable methods, Fifth ed., Cengage Learning, Boston, MA.
  • Kline, P. (1994) An easy guide to factor analysis, Routledge, London ; New York.
  • Kline, R. B. (2016) Principles and practice of structural equation modeling, Methodology in the social sciences, Fourth ed., The Guilford Press, New York.
  • MacLean, W., William, P. (2008), Introduction to Architectural Technology, London: Laurence King Publishing.
  • Mazria, E. (1979). The Passive Solar Energy Book. Rodal Press.
  • McGregor, A., Roberts, C., Cousins, F. (2013). Two Degrees. The Built Environment and our Changing Climate. Routledge: New York.
  • Morgan, D. L. (1997) Focus groups as qualitative research / David L. Morgan, Qualitative research methods series, Second ed., Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • Moser, C. A. and Kalton, G. (1979) Survey methods in social investigation, Second ed., Gower, Aldershot, Hants, England; Brookfield, Vt., U.S.A.
  • Moses, L. E. (1986) Think and explain with statistics, Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., Reading, Mass.
  • Olgyay, V. (1973). Design with Climate. University Press: Princeton.
  • Ritchie, A., Thomas, R. (Editors) (2009). Sustainable Urban Design. An Environmental Approach. Taylor and Francis: Oxon.
  • Schiavon, S., Altomonte, S. (2014). Influence of factors unrelated to environmental quality on occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED buildings. Building and Environment. 77, 148-159.
  • Schittich, C., ed. (2007). In Detail: Building Skins. Birkhäuser: Basel.
  • Schittich, C., ed. (monthly publication). Detail: Review of Architecture. Institut fur Internationale Architektur-Dokumentation GmbH & Co. KG: Munich.
  • Stephan, A., & Athanassiadis, A. (2017). Quantifying and mapping embodied environmental requirements of urban building stocks. Building and Environment, 114, 187-202. doi:
  • Stephan, A., & Athanassiadis, A. (2018). Towards a more circular construction sector: Estimating and spatialising current and future non-structural material replacement flows to maintain urban building stocks. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 129, 248-262. doi:
  • Stephan, A., Crawford, R. H., & de Myttenaere, K. (2013). A comprehensive assessment of the life cycle energy demand of passive houses. Applied Energy, 112, 23-34. doi:
  • Stephan, A., & Stephan, L. (2016). Life cycle energy and cost analysis of embodied, operational and user-transport energy reduction measures for residential buildings. Applied Energy, 161, 445-464. doi:
  • Stephan, A., & Stephan, L. (2017). Life cycle water, energy and cost analysis of multiple water harvesting and management measures for apartment buildings in a Mediterranean climate. Sustainable Cities and Society, 32, 584-603. doi:
  • Thomas, R., Garnham, T. (2007). The Environments of Architecture. Environmental Design in Context. Taylor and Francis: Oxon.
  • Williamson, T. J. et al (2002). Understanding Sustainable Architecture. Taylor & Francis: London.
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Master [120] in Civil Engineering

Master [120] in Architecture and Engineering