Special Subject: Energy in Buildings at MIT Architecture

Pratik Raval is co-teaching the "Special Subject: Energy in Buildings — Heating, cooling and ventilation systems for low-carbon buildings" together with Professor Les Norford in this year’s Spring Course at MIT. The course is geared towards Engineering, Building Technology, and M.Arch. students.
Focus: Consensus understanding of climate change identifies a need to drastically reduce anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases in coming decades, including those associated with buildings. In this course, the students are to develop a thermofluids understanding of the basics of natural and mechanical systems for conditioning high-performance buildings and will develop and assess systems based on this understanding.