A course on climate change and sustainable building designClaire Akiko Marrache-Kikuchi, Guillaume Roux, Jean-Marie Fischbach, Bertrand Pilette
- General Physics and Astronomy
We present an intermediate-level course on sustainable physics, which combines lectures and student projects. Sustainable physics concepts are progressively introduced through both a global and a specialized perspective: climate change and building design. The lectures and hands-on activities on both topics show how they share common concepts and provide complementary points of view. Climate change mitigation and adaptation are touched on via student group projects, where they are asked to tackle a specific question of their choosing via reviews of the literature, modeling, or experiments.