The university continues to monitor the circumstances related to the pandemic. Spring 2021 course offerings are set. However, the course delivery methods and locations are still being updated and will be finalized in the Schedule of Classes by December 4, 2020.
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Courses - Spring 2021
Engineering, Mechanical Department Site
Urban Microclimate and Energy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with ENME424.
Credit only granted for: ENME808I, ENME42 4 or ENME742.
Formerly: ENME808I.
Examines urban microclimate from the perspective of transient heat and mass transfer using building energy simulations for building clusters. The focus is on understandingbuilding energy consumption and environmental impacts from the individual building scale (~100) to a neighborhood scale (~103). Emerging morphological properties of building clustersmodulate transient convective and radiative heat transfer resulting in different localmicroclimatic conditions. At the neighborhood scale, these conditions are analyzed using heatand mass transfer simulations in building clusters to provide boundary conditions for transient building energy simulations. At the individual building scale, besides the energy consumption,this course examines connection between indoor and outdoor environments.