part nine: concepts of sustainability

Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis MD (Smith Group, 2001)

https://www.cbf.org/document-library/cbf-guides-fact-sheets/The-Philip-Merrill-Environmental-Center6636.pdf

introduction

more than being green

Sustainability has grown from being a buzzword to an underlying issue that is almost so obvious a concern in the face of climate change that it hardly needs to be articulated as a prevailing issue in architectural education and practice. Yet there is more to sustainability than the cost- and energy-saving measures that are oftentimes at the forefront of people's minds when they think about sustainability.

From a Christian perspective, how might we approach this idea?

learning objectives

At the conclusion of this part of the course, you should be able to:

  • xxxxx (REMEMBER--recall facts and basic concepts) define, duplicate, list, memorize, repeat, state
  • xxxxx (UNDERSTAND--explain ideas and concepts) classify, describe, discuss, explain, identify, locate, recognize, report, select
  • xxxxx (APPLY--use information in new situations) execute, implement, solve, use, demonstrate, interpret, operate, schedule, sketch
  • xxxxx (ANALYZE--draw connections among ideas) differentiate, organize, relate, compare, contrast, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test
  • xxxxx (EVALUATE--justify a stand) appraise, argue, defend, judge, select, support, critique, weigh
  • xxxxxx (CREATE--produce new or original work) design, assemble, conjecture, develop, formulate, investigate

for Thursday (11 PM)

foundational documents

While you are working in your groups on a particular aspect of sustainability, everyone should read and understand a few documents central to the environmental movement of the recent past. Read:

  • NRDC
  • Paris Agreement (UN)
  • Take this quiz

History of green.

https://psmag.com/environment/past-present-and-future-of-sustainable-architecture

first: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/earth-day-look-back-first-leed-platinum-building

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

first LEED-platinum buiding:

 

for Monday (11 AM)

different points of view

Consider the readings that the class has shared in common, as well as the research being conducted by your particular group.

Application

  • Respond to this discussion board.

for Tuesday: on campus

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Discussions

  • Goldberger
  • Architecture and memory; experience; imagination

Presentation & Reflection

  • Group presentations on sustainability
  • Establish consensus definitions

Guest 

  • Keith Loiseau

for Tuesday: online

red yellow blue

Discussions

  • Goldberger
  • Architecture and memory; experience; imagination

Presentation & Reflection

  • Group presentations on sustainability
  • Establish consensus definitions

Guest 

  • Keith Loiseau
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