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Energy and Environment

Making world a better place for coming generations

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Energy and Environment I is designed to develop: • An understanding of global environmental classifications and bio-diversity Students are introduced to scientific knowledge regarding bio-diversity, zones, biomes, their physical qualities and features. The course serves as an introduction to factors shaping geography, flora and fauna and its effect on the production of design • An investigation into culture as a product of environmental concerns Students are introduced to history, evolution and developments in design practice as influenced by user concerns and cultural practices as determined by environmental factors • Imparting an understanding of a sustainable design practice sympathetic to environment and user concerns In addition to providing environmental and user-centric knowledge, the course generates a discourse about sustainable design and identifies examples regarding responsible and sustainable practice in sync with environmental concerns The course aims to inculcate a holistic understanding of environment and environmental concerns, through scientific and socio-cultural debate. Methodology Course Instructor shall employ: • Lectures and visual presentations in order to develop understanding and exposure to course content • Hold class discussions/ group presentations to ensure conceptual and technical clarity • Investigate course content synergies with design studio to extend/ supplement student learning Expected Outcomes At the end of the semester, students are expected to have an understanding of: • Scientific understanding of environments and their properties • Relationship between Bio-diversity and the emergence of culture • Historic and contemporary design practice as a result of environmental and cultural concerns Proposed Reading Material • Carson, R., Darling, L., & Darling, L. (1962). Silent spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. • McDonough, W., & Braungart, M. (2009). Cradle to cradle: Remaking the way we make things

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Beneficiaries are future generations.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

The unique I’d creating awareness about biodiversity and ecological balance

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

This is a five year program where students get Architecture Degree and are trained about ecology

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered company.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

It was basically the damage caused by pollution to environment

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

The local context need a pollution free environment .

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

All collaborative bodies

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

Sustainability Green architecture

Geographic Focus

All around the globe

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

16 months

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No


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Photo of Kevin Adair

Hi. I'd like to learn more about your project and network. We are entered in this challenge, and there's more info about us at I'd love to have your feedback on our challenge submission, and maybe we can work together in the future. Cheers.

Photo of Maira Khan

Thank you for your appreciation !

Photo of Kevin Adair

You're welcome.

Photo of Meena Kadri

Hi Maria. Glad you are throwing yourself behind this challenge! I’ve removed myself from your teams a few times but keep getting added back in. Can you please remove me from ALL your teams as I am not currently available to collaborate. Thanks.

Photo of David / Thomas Svarrer / Høyer

I am missing a much more elaborate description of what you intend to do? I mean - practically, down to action. I do not mean this in any bad way. I mean that you should really make an effort within the system here, to describe much more what you intend to do, because then people like me who have worked for 30+ years on sustainable energy, could maybe contribute to your project.

I think it is very good that you take such an initiative, your cause touched me. But you need - in my humble opinion - to be specific as to what you intend to do, how you intend to do it, how the rest of us could / should get involved, the business model which would make your idea really sustainable (and self propelling).

Photo of Maira Khan

Hi David and Team ,
greetings !
Thank you for your feedback will be incorporated in the proposal soon .
Maira Khan