0.1.1 Welcome to the course Designing climate neutral buildings and transport
This course is designed for the next generation of policy makers, sustainability consultants or professionals and students from other fields who want to introduce themselves to climate change mitigation strategies in the building and transport sectors and apply them to their projects.
The learning material covers a wide variety of topics in the building and transportation domains, with the focus on the importance of designing climate friendly buildings and transport. Specifically:
- Buildings – you will learn about trends in energy use and CO2 emissions that result from heating and cooling buildings, cooking and the use of electricity for appliances and lighting. You will be able to compare various alternatives to limit greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and quantify their impact.
- Transportation – you will gain knowledge of decarbonization efforts carried out in various sub-sectors of transportation (including freight, aviation and passenger transport). You will learn about trends, fuel alternatives such as electrification and hydrogen applications, examine energy intensity and calculate GHG produced by transport. Additionally, you will have the chance to evaluate different transportation modes and their impact on climate.
In addition to the lectures, the course also includes interviews with experts and exercises that will demonstrate how to practice what you have learnt and explore greenhouse gas emissions through real life examples. Enriched by relevant readings, this course will let you dive deeper into specific areas of interest you might have and further facilitate your learning experience.
Course material will be complemented by relevant content about policy, through which you will also discover current measures taken by governments world-wide.
The course team
In the video below, Mirjam Harmelink introduces the content of the course. Watch the video to get a grasp of what you can expect in the coming weeks.
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