Environmental Sustainability in Construction

CSM80002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to impart environmental sustainability related learning outcomes essential for construction industry.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Describe the basic concepts of sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable construction (K1)
Recognise the international, national and local regulation developments in the area of sustainability (K4)
Appreciate the causes and effects of climate change (K1, K4)
Describe the effects of energy usage on greenhouse gas production and relevance of energy efficiency in buildings (K4, K6)
Demonstrate a functional knowledge of formulating and specifying practical measures for environmental sustainability that can be implemented in design and construction (K6)
Apply sustainability tools and indicators and appreciate their scopes and limitations (S1)