ARC 3682 : ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY 2

LABORATORY SCHEDULE
Spring 2001 / Grondzik


"MECHANICAL" SYSTEMS: CLIMATE CONTROL, SANITATION & FIRE PROTECTION

WEEK DATE TOPIC ACTIVITY SUPPLEMENTAL WWW RESOURCES
1 Jan 11 Putting Things in Perspective Value scales, environmental footprints http://www.ecouncil.ac.cr/rio/focus/report/english/footprint/
        http://www.rprogress.org/progsum/nip/ef/ef_main.html
2 Jan 18 Thermal Comfort Criteria Olgyay's bioclimatic chart http://oikos.com/esb/51/passivecooling.html
        http://www1.tpgi.com.au/users/mclark/climate1.htm
3 Jan 25 Solar Angle Fundamentals Sun angle charts and tables http://aurora.crest.org/basics/solar/angle/
        http://susdesign.com/sunangle/
4 Feb 1 Design Heat Loss Lecture -- Reading: Reserve "B"  
         
5 Feb 8 Exam Review Session (optional) Informal question and answer session sample exam
         
6 Feb 15 Thermal Scheming Building energy performance evaluation http://ecodesign.arch.wustl.edu/escurriculum/
        http://www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/tools_directory/
7 Feb 22 Passive Design Critiques Evaluating passive heating & cooling solutions http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/scripts/htmlgen.exe?DOCUMENT_EH221
         
8 Mar 1 Thermal Zoning Establishing zones for a proposed building building floor plan
         
9 Mar 8 Exam Review Session (optional) Informal question and answer session sample exam
         
10 Mar 15 Spring Break    
         
11 Mar 22 Site Visit Behind-the-scenes building tour images from Fall 2000 tour
         
12 Mar 29 Solar Collectors Looking at collector design and performance  
         
13 Apr 5 Fire Protection Planning Understanding the Life Safety Code  
         
14 Apr 12 No Laboratory Session    
         
15 Apr 19 No Laboratory Session    

The "laboratory" grade accounts for 15% of the overall course grade and will be based upon attendance and participation in the laboratory sessions as scheduled above. Of this 15%, 10% will be directly connected to attendance, with each absence (or lateness!) causing a reduction in your grade. The remaining 5% of the laboratory grade will be qualitatively assigned based upon your "participation" in laboratory sessions. Part of this participation will require the submission at the beginning of each scheduled laboratory session -- on a 3" x 5" index card -- of a single question that you have about the course materials (lecture or reading) from the previous 7 days (in other words, a current question). The questions may clarify an issue left unclear by a lecture or the textbook, or may seek to explore connections or extensions of an issue raised in class or in the book.


Last updated 16 February 2001
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