University of Calgary

EVDS 523 - Sustainability in Built Environment - Fall 2013

The principle of sustainability recognizes people as temporary stewards of their environments, working toward a respect for natural systems and a higher quality of life. Examination of the built environment and the tools to achieve a stable and balanced and a regenerative ecosystem in a process of responsible consumption, wherein waste is minimized and the built environment interacts with natural environments and cycles. Healthful interior environments, resource efficiency, ecologically benign materials, renewable energies and social justice issues are examined.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Credit for both Environmental Design 523 and 623 will not be allowed. Also known as: (formerly Environmental Design 623).


  • Open to senior undergraduates and MArch Foundation year students.


  • Credit for both Environmental Design 523 and Architectural Studies 423 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2014.
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