Resources, Materials and Sustainability - SUSD0002

Faculty: Built Environment

School: Architecture Program

Course Outline: Built Environment

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The life cycle of building materials from the availability and acquisition of the raw materials, through processing and manufacture to on-site construction and use, maintenance and refurbishment, and eventual demolition and reuse/recycling or disposal. Consideration of environmental impacts at each stage of the life cycle, such as embodied energy, wastes generated and their disposal, and ways in which design may minimise or eliminate such impacts. Economics and management of sustainable buildings.

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