Architecture and sustainability: critical approaches
This course responds to a need to further reinforce the integration of sustainable architecture questions within the framework of the EDAR program as well as to strengthen exchanges and synergies between the three institutes of ENAC. Its objective is to raise the awareness of PhD students to the issues of sustainability in architecture and to interdisciplinary methods (multi-criteria approach). In parallel, this module provides PhD students with an opportunity to apply rigorous research methods, which play an essential role in the structuring of a thesis work. It also allows PhD students to value the progress undertaken for their own doctoral thesis within the framework of integrated design and sustainable architecture (IDEAS), whether in terms of the addressed topics, the chosen approach for building/neighbourhood analysis, literature search, etc. The major outcome of this class is the writing, by the PhD students, of a scientific article that establishes a structured theoretical link between their respective theses subject and the concept of sustainability. The aim is to answer a targeted and specific question on topics ranging from the careful use of non-renewable resources or a more optimum consideration of the specific climate, to occupant comfort issues optimal, or, more broadly, the optimization of environmental, sociocultural and economic criteria.
Previous editions: 2012-2013, 2013-2014
27 May – 7 June 2013, PhD summer school – See program details
Coordinator: Mario Paolone | LIPID as coordinator for Topic #5
Laboratoires: LENI | LMH | LRESE | WIRE | LRS | PV-LAB | LEI | LCA | LA | LESO | MIR | DESL | BPE | LIPID | LAST
Nowadays, a large spectrum of knowledge is required from PhD students working within the area of Energy Conversion Systems. Nevertheless, typical PhD competences are often restricted to their field of interest. Few integrated knowledge are in the background of PhD students. The aim of the 2013 EuroTech Summer School “Integrated Approach to Energy Systems” is to make up for those lacks, bring out the main challenges and provide methodological approaches to address multi-disciplinary energy-related problems.