Course (certified) on Tech Diplomacy

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LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Seminar
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LANGUAGE
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PERIOD
01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Description

In the UPM’s Oficial Master Degree in Construction and Building Technologies – MUCTA, students learn to think in technical terms through the theoretical classes and the development of an execution project from an architectural, functional and constructive point of view, which makes up the Master’s Thesis., complying with all the Spanish technical and performance regulations.

This experience has been reinforced this edition with new theoretical-practical classes of a new subject (30h about Building Sustainability) and two new classes about how to think energy efficient and sustainable buildings and how to design them. Finally, a 6h workshop conducted by GBCE on how to evaluate a sustainable building according to the VERDE tool developed by the Green Building Council Spain, and how a self-assessment can be done as a pre-certification.

Students incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability strategies into their projects and apply the tool to their project by qualitatively assessing each and every one of the 46 evaluation topics for buildings. We challenge students to improve their projects to achieve a rating of three VERDE leaves.

Students not only gain an in-depth understanding of all the qualities sought in a sustainable building (a 700-page manual on why and how to evaluate them is provided), but also have the option to improve their project by incorporating these strategies in their projects design.

It is hoped that with the scheduled activities the students will become aware of sustainable design, understand the globality of the aspects that must be integrated, and will be able to apply this knowledge to make buildings and cities more sustainable in their daily professional activity in the future.

 

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Relevant SDGs

SDG11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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EELISACommunity

Sustainable Buildings, Cities and Communities

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Organizer

Activity provider / partner

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

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