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The Carbon Neutral Design Project:
Carbon Neutral Teaching: Curriculum Materials Development
Claude Demers + Andre Potvin
Laval University

Winter 2007 Graduate Level ‘Ambiances physiques’
(environmental controls in architecture) Studio/ Seminar

Pedagogy Overview, Philosophy and Strategies


Design Performance Objective
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Student: xx


This particular studio project was located in the host institution's own climate zone, COLD. The principles of the studio could be applied to any climate zone.

Winter 2007 Graduate Level ‘Ambiances physiques’ (environmental controls in architecture) Studio/ Seminar

Claude Demers / Andre Potvin
Professeur agrégé
Université Laval

Program Statement
The existing

The project will respond to NAAB (CACB) Student Performance Criteria

#15. Sustainable Design
Understanding of the principles of sustainability in making architecture and urban design decisions that conserve natural and built resources, including culturally important buildings and sites, and in the creation of healthful buildings and communities

#17: Site Conditions
Ability to respond to natural and built site characteristics in the development of a program and the design of a project

#19: Environmental Systems
Understanding of the basic principles and appropriate application and performance of environmental systems, including acoustical, lighting, and climate modification systems, and energy use, integrated with the building envelope

#21: Building Envelope Systems
Understanding of the basic principles and appropriate application and performance of building envelope materials and assemblies

#28: Comprehensive Design
Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project based on a building program and site that includes development of programmed spaces demonstrating an understanding of structural and environmental systems, building envelope systems, life-safety provisions, wall sections and building assemblies and the principles of sustainability (to a more limited degree given the beginning design nature of the course projects)

Investigative Strategy



Evaluation Process
Information about the Project and Studio

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• pdf of full project description and associated documents

• course outline

• project outline

Philosophy of the Studio Instruction

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List of 10 critical issues in my teaching of Carbon Neutral Design
1. x
10 student design mistakes that undermine the goal of Carbon Neutral Design
1. Tx
Range of Applicability in terms of CLIMATE
Range of Applicability in terms of TYPE
Reference Material
Duration of Exercise
Degree of Difficulty / Previous Knowledge Required
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