University of Calgary

ARST 423 - Sustainability in the Built Environment - Fall 2018

The principle of sustainability recognizes people as temporary stewards of their environments, working toward a respect for natural systems and a higher quality of life. Examination of the built environment and the tools to achieve a stable and balanced and a regenerative ecosystem in a process of responsible consumption, wherein waste is minimized and the built environment interacts with natural environments and cycles. Healthful interior environments, resource efficiency, ecologically benign materials, renewable energies and social justice issues are examined.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Open only to students enrolled in the Architectural Studies Minor program.


  • Admission to the Architectural Studies Minor, or consent of the Faculty.


  • Credit for both Architectural Studies 423 and Environmental Design 523 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2019.
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