Sustainable by DesignSemester Course

Sustainable by Design, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Architecture, Design, Sustainability
Type
Elective Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

For many years, Scandinavian countries have played a significant role in the movement of societies towards economic, social, and environmental sustainability. This course focuses on sustainable concepts and strategies to integrate new rigorous sustainable solutions into architecture, urbanism, design, and lifestyle choices. Case studies are used to investigate how concepts are applied in reality, to assess how they work at various scales, and to gain a greater intuitive understanding of them. There are ongoing discussions about climate as context, energy issues, behavioral change, and sustainable values.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Environmental Studies

Faculty

Charlotte Algreen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1998). DGNB Consultant and Passive house designer. Founded sustainable building company, Algreen Architects, 2001-2012. Responsible for implementing sustainability at JJW Architects, 2012-2014, and at Lejerbo Housing Association, 2014-2017. External Associate Professor at DTU – Technical University of Denmark since 2013. Member of the Sustainability Committee at The Danish Association of Construction Clients. Founded company, ALGREEN – Sustainability, Process Management, and Facilitation, since 2017. Working as a consultant with SDG’s (UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals), to help the building industry become more sustainable. With DIS since 2018.

DIS Academics Charlotte Algreen