Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Passive House Design and Construction Module at GMIT

Some useful videos used in class were the BASF video on energy efficiency and the excellent '300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds' by the Post Carbon Institute.

Students were also asked to imagine what the built environment would be like in a world without fossil fuels. The aim of this was to identify the tacit knowledge in the class and to encourage the students to think in future scenarios without limitations or restrictions. 

The last photograph provides an overview of the responses, which provides a good starting point for the module and the course as a whole. In fact, each of the points raised will be covered across the range of modules.