Core Module Information
Module title: Sustainable Building Design

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11114
Module leader: Lina Khaddour
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

¦ Sustainable buildings foundations and structures¦ Green Building Assessments (LEED, BREAM)¦ Sustainable Sites and Landscaping.¦ Building Energy Issues (High performance building energy design strategy, building envelop, smart buildings and energy management systems)¦ Passive vs active design strategies.¦ Designing for Performance and Materials Selection.¦ Sustainable Building Implementation: Life cycle approach, construction operations (construction and demolition waste management)¦ Economic analysis for Sustainable Buildings.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Develop an awareness of the principles of environmentally sustainable design.

LO2: Develop insight into the underlying social and cultural issues faced by designers within the global context.

LO3: Critically reflect on the key issues to be addressed when developing a site and building.

LO4: Utilize a problem-solving approach when evaluating sustainable design solutions.

LO5: Exercise appropriate judgment and generate ideas on sustainable design techniques.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lina Khaddour
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 76
Independent Learning Guided independent study 76
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1-4 5 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 400
Essay 50 3-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Sustainable Building Design