Erik Olsen and Matthias Rudolph from Transsolar will teach instead of Matthias Schuler in Spring 2011. Prerequisite: GSD 6205 or equivalentCourse description:Based on basic information form the background lectures the application of a sustainable approach into a design or research project is the target of this class. Students either bring their studio project or a self defined research theme into the lecture and are guided for further research, taught additional information and coached for the integration of sustainable concept approaches into their focus.Course structure:Background lecturesExample building/project analysisIntroduction in hand calculation methodsIntroduction in simple computer toolsIndividual design reviews Result:sustainable concept presentation on final studio design or independent research report.Literature: (available as pdf)Buildings and Climate Change, UNEP ReportStern Review: The Economics of Climate ChangeOne Planet Living, Sustainable is more than CO2Schedule: Jan 28, Feb 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22.