Course code ITU ARCH19
Course title The Sustainable Built Environment and Sustainability Management
Institution Istanbul Technical University
Course address Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Taskisla Campus 34743, Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey
City Istanbul
Minimum year of study 2nd year
Minimum level of English Good
Minimum level of French None
Key words Sustainability management, sustainable built environment, construction project management for sustainable buildings, climate change, the influence of climate change on water, need for sustainable built environment, political economy, change agents for sustainability, sustainable landscape design, ethics for sustainability, biomimicry, resilient and sustainable real estate development
Language English
Professor responsible Assoc. Prof. Begum Sertyesilisik
Telephone Telephone +90 532 457 57 23
Fax N/A
Email begum_sertyesilisik@hotmail.com; bsertyesilisik@itu.edu.tr
Participating professors Prof. Heyecen Giritli, Prof. Murat Gunaydin, Assoc. Prof. Oral Yagci, Dr. Egemen Sertyesilisik
Number of places Minimum: 5, Maximum: 30, Reserved for local students: 10
Objectives

The main goal of the course is to:
1. To provide the students the basic concepts of sustainable built environment,
2. To provide information about technical aspects of sustainable built environment

3. To provide information about managerial aspects of sustainable built environment

4. To provide information about social aspects of sustainable built environment

Programme to be followed

1. Climate change and state-of-the art of the world and the need for the sustainable built environment

2. Introduction to the sustainable built environment

3. Technical aspects of the sustainable built environment (i.e. water efficiency, renewable energy, regenerative materials, sustainable landscape design, biomimicry)

4. Managerial aspects of the sustainable built environment (i.e. construction project management for sustainable built environment, sustainability management, resilient and sustainable real estate development)

5. Social aspects of the sustainable built environment (i.e. change agents of sustainability, roles of media, universities, politics, political economy and companies in the emergence of change agents, ethics for sustainable life, disaster management)

7. Future trends in the construction industry with respect to sustainability

8. Cases for the sustainable built environment and brain storming session

9. Work shop
Prerequisites None
Course exam Exam at the end of the course
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