Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8224040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 建築環境学演習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Exercises in Environmental Science
ニシナ ダイサク,タナカ タカヒロ,キンダイチ サヤカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon7-8,Weds5-6:ENG 104
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Seminar, Outdoor practice, Data analysis 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Architecture
Eligible Students 3 grade students of architectural and building science program
Keywords SDG_03, SDG_07, SDG_13, Architecural environment, Exercise of experiment, Envrionmental evaluation, Measurement method 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Program of Architecture and Building Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Understanding on cultivation of expert knowledge and ability for architecture and building engineering.  ((1) General and basic knowledge and ability  a) Basic knowledge and ability for architectural design and planning)
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Understanding on education for self-development and self-improvement.  (Being able to collect materials related to recent problems)
・Understanding on cultivation of ability for planning and exercising  (Being able to accomplish their subjects and to summarize the results within a time limit.  Experiencing collaborative works through experiments, practices and graduation theses.). 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students are able to understand the contents of Architectural Environment I and II deeply, and to learn the operation of variable measurement tools and the methods of data collection and analysis.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance
lesson2 Assessment of house by CASBEE for home (detached house) 1, Introduction and outline of CASBEE
lesson3 Assessment of house by CASBEE for home (detached house) 2, Luminous environment
lesson4 Assessment of house by CASBEE for home (detached house) 3, Thermal environment
lesson5 Assessment of house by CASBEE for home (detached house) 4, Conservation of natural resources
lesson6 Assessment of house by CASBEE for home (detached house) 5, Effect on the neighborhood, region and earth
lesson7 Assessment of house by CASBEE for home (detached house) 6, Comprehensive assessment
lesson8 Measurement of amount of ventilation
lesson9 Measurement of daylight factor
lesson10 Masurement of noise
lesson11 Theory and characteristics of various methods for temperature measurement
lesson12 Measurement of heat load of cooking instruments for commercial use
lesson13 Measurement of micro crimate
lesson14 Analysis of urban environment by GIS
lesson15 Psychological evaluation for visual stimuli

In the first half of this seminar, students assess their designed houses by CASBEE. Through the work, students learn the calculation methods of physical elements. Additionally, students understand the meaning of planning with the consideration from the various viewpoints. In the second half, students are divided into few groups and each group conducts an experiment in every week on a rotation system. Students have to analyse the data obtained and to submit reports by next lesson.

The contents of experiments sometimes change. Students should come to a first lesson, because the whole schedule may change largely. 
Textbooks are distributed in first lesson. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) In the first half, PC and projector for Power Point and own PC
In the second half, various measurement instruments 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
In the first half, a part of manual of CASBEE for home is distributed. Students should review it before a lesson.
In the second half, students should review a textbook, because the contents of some experiments are not included in Architectural Environment I and II. 
Requirements In the first half, it is desirable that students ask a teacher and TA positively, to solve questions and/or unclear points in a lesson.
In the second half, lateness is strictly prohibited, because some experiments spend whole 90 minutes of a lesson. 
Grading Method Reports of assessment by CASBEE in the first half (50%) and reports of experiments in the second half (50%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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