Built Environment (Energy Perf/Climate Responsive Arch), MS

The MS program in the built environment with a concentration in energy performance and climate-responsive architecture educates students to become experts in energy-efficient building design and energy technology. The program's focus is the relationship between climate and site, thermal and visual comfort in buildings, and the demand and consumption of energy.

Courses in this concentration establish a basic core of knowledge of the principles of the natural energies available at the building boundary due to climate and site; thermal and optic behavior of building materials and components; passive and low-energy architectural systems for heating, cooling and lighting; and appropriate integration with mechanical systems. Additional courses are available to support advanced study and research in a variety of related specialties.

Degree Offered

Built Environment (Energy Perf/Climate Responsive Arch), MS
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for


Plan of Study

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