||The Building Science Group at the University of California Berkeley is dedicated to studying and improving the energy efficiency and environmental quality of buildings. Its underlying premise is that energy-use patterns and environmental quality are related, and that this relationship contains great opportunities to improve the built environment. The Building Science Program has a broad and tested curriculum that was initially established over 25 years ago.
A complete list of courses can be viewed at the Building Science Group course website. With the formation of the GBRC, it is hoped that building science course offerings can be expanded into new areas. Architecture courses related to sustainability are listed below (updated Fall 2006).
A complete list of sustainability-related courses available on the UC Berkeley campus is maintained by the Berkeley Institute of the Environment.
Architecture 140: Introduction to Energy and Environmental Management
Instructor: Susan Ubbelohde This comprehensive graduate studio will use sustainable performance criteria and an iterative design process. We will focus on the design of facilities for 12 international sailboat syndicates to participate in a future America's Cup sailing competition based in San Francisco Bay.
Architecture 209: The Dialectic of Poetics and Technology
Architecture 249: The Secret Life of Buildings
Architecture 249: Design for Sustainability Colloquium
Architecture 249: Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings
Architecture149: Architectural Acoustics