MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Core - Engineering/Tech

Instructor

Class Number

4.42

Level

Undergraduate

Term

Fall

Description

Design-based introduction to energy and thermo-sciences, with applications to sustainable, energy-efficient architecture and building technology. Covers introductory thermodynamics, air/water/vapor mixtures, and heat transfer. Studies leading order factors in building energy use. Includes several building design projects in which students creatively employ energy fundamentals and building energy use.

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