Edification soutenable 3 : architecture climatique

licar2823  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Edification soutenable 3 : architecture climatique
3.00 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2022-2023
Main themes
Part A Background and theories of climate-adapted architecture Sustainable development
Part B Advanced heating and cooling systems of buildings Relation between climate-adapted architecture and special building techniques Principles of energetic design in view of the type of building and the type of occupancy, including heat recovery techniques (winter) and natural cooling of buildings (summer) Models of simulation calculations
Examples (part A and part B) Research (part A and part B) The course is taught in French
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Part A - Architecture and sustainable development - critical analysis of architecture in the sustainable development context, using written texts and examples
Part B - Advanced special techniques: energetic design of technical installations in relation to energetic design of buildings
Starting from a historical overview of the principles and frameworks related to sustainable development, the module investigates the ways in which scientific research and design practice in architecture and engineering can adequately respond to current and prospected challenges – e.g. climate change, energy crises, demands for comfort, health and well-being in buildings – within a resilient and circular approach to architectural design.
The course is articulated on the following contents:
  • From sustainability to resilience and circularity
  • Environmental labels and energy certificates
  • Green buildings vs. healthy buildings
  • Comfort, health and well-being in buildings
  • Physics vs Psychophysics: boundaries of tolerance
  • Methods and tools for environmental design and analysis
  • Research by design vs Design by research
Teaching methods
The course is based on ex-cathedra lectures, workshops, seminars and fieldwork.
Evaluation methods
Preparation of a synthesis article (8000 words), providing a critical and prospective review of the literature and the state of the art in a field of knoweldge relevant to the course (2 people groupwork).
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  • 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.
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  • Hindrichs, D.U. (2007). Plusminus 20/40 Latitude: Sustainable Building Design in Tropical and Subtropical Regions. Edition Axel Menges: London.
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  • 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.
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  • 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:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.11.043
  • 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:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.09.022
  • 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:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.05.076
  • 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:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.10.023
  • 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:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2017.05.004
  • Stephan, A., & Stephan, L. (2020). Achieving net zero life cycle primary energy and greenhouse gas emissions apartment buildings in a Mediterranean climate. Applied Energy, 280, 115932. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115932
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  • Williamson, T. J. et al (2002). Understanding Sustainable Architecture. Taylor & Francis: London
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Civil Engineering

Master [120] in Architecture and Engineering