This course will introduce the six United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are specifically related to architecture and design, and will examine technologies and practices that the chemical industry is implementing to support these initiatives. We will explore the SDGs through the lens of several case studies that seek to improve energy efficiency, long term durability, and air quality through design.
- Review the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discuss specific goals that relate to the architecture and design profession.
- Examine what the chemical industry is doing to reduce its carbon footprint, and how one chemical manufacturer is developing technologies to support these initiatives.
- Explore the Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of several case studies that support energy efficiency.
- Explore the Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of several case studies that improve air quality.
Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals.