Department of Civil Engineering

Sustainable Design and Construction - CE589

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : -

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To introduce sustainability concepts in design and construction of buildings.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Demonstrate the key components of sustainability in design and construction of buildings.
  2. Design a building conforming to sustainability standards.
  3. Rectify an existing building to improve its sustainability.
  4. Apply GreenSL certification process and associated concepts in sustainable built environment.
Course content/Course description
  1. Introduction to sustainable built environment and GreenSL rating system
  2. Global environment issues
  3. Thermal environment conditions for human occupancy
  4. Water efficiency, wastewater treatment and rain water harvesting
  5. Green energy
  6. Indoor environmental quality and sick building syndrome
  7. Recycling and reuse of waste
  8. Landscaping in green building technology
  9. Rectification of existing buildings: Issues and solutions
  10. Industrial case studies
Recommended Texts
  1. Green Building Council of Sri Lanka, 2015, GreenSL Rating System.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 15
Tutorials 05
Practical -
Assignments 20
Assessment Percentage Marks
Assignment/Quizzes 60
End-semester 40

Department of Civil Engineering