• SSPL9030
  • Env. Design & Management

  • Credits (ECTS): 5
  • Spatial Planning and Transport

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Module Description

This module presents a holistic and integrated approach to design, whether at household, settlement, city or regional level. The module explores new ways in which resources can be used more effectively and efficiently often through innovate design or management. The module contains a separate component dealing with sustainable building design in the area of energy. Key principles of sustainable design are outlined that are used as the basis of one of the most extensively used approaches to creating sustainable systems. Building on the content of SSPL9007, this module develops in more depth.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to outline the key principles of sustainable design that are used in practice.

Indicative Syllabus

Component A - Review of current practice in addressing global and national environmental issues
Component B - Contemporary Sustainable Solutions
Designing sustainable rural systems, community supported agriculture, sustainable forestry
Designing sustainable urban systems, eco-villages, eco-industrial parks
Eco-tourism, case study
Group project - designing a sustainable residential/business community
Local Agenda 21 in Ireland
Overcoming barriers to solving environmental issues
Student presentation of design project
Sustainable Forestry - Forest Stewardship Certification (FSC) principles and application in Ireland, Pro-Silva, Neighbourwoods Scheme, Natural Woodland Management Scheme, urban forestry
The principles of sustainable design
Wetland Ecological Treatment Systems - reedbeds, living machines, sustainable urban drainage systems. Types and design parameters

ISCED:0520: Environment not defined
Total Contact Teaching Hours:24
Class Size:20

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