Urban Energy Technical Note No. 09 - University Curriculum Development

The transition towards clean energy and sustainable use of resource calls upon all stakeholders across different sectors of the society for fundamental changes. While significant efforts need to be made to create awareness and build the capacity of existing practitioners in the building sector, future professionals of the sector should receive adequate training that will empower them with proper skills and tools for planning, designing and building sustainable human settlements.
The ideal approach is to incorporate the principles of integrated design including energy and resources efficiency into existing curriculum as opposed to making it a separate course. However in cases, where environmental design principles are completely missing in the curriculum, a new course in Environmental Building Science should be introduced.

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