Hi IE6 user, you're viewing a text-only version of the BAC site. Upgrade to a free browser like Google Chrome to get the full experience.

Intro to Sustainable Design


This course examines the underlying principles of sustainable design within the built environment. The class will focus on environmental issues and design processes that enable professionals to create a more sustainable world. Students will develop an understanding of the concepts and terminologies of sustainable design and how these have evolved over time. The course provides context for the green building movement and will help students understand the breadth and interconnectedness of this wide-ranging field of study. Students will gain an understanding of sustainable design by examining the impact of human interactions, the built environment, and natural processes. This course also examines the underlying principles of sustainable design including energy efficiency, public policy, indoor environmental quality, ecology, and land use.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

For degree students contact Academic Advising at advising@the-bac.edu.