Supporting development of architectural engineering
Architectural engineering is the application of engineering principles to the design, construction, and operation of technical systems for buildings. It comprises: (1) Lighting and electrical systems; (2) Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC);(3) Structural systems for buildings; (4) Architectural acoustics and noise control; (5) Construction management/Construction engineering;(6) Plumbing; (7) and Fire Protection.
UNDP has a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in CÃ´te d'Ivoire and Senegal through energy-efficient building technology. In collaboration with multilateral and bilateral agencies, banks and host country public and private institutions, the project team is to inform and educate organizations in these two countries on how to invest in energy efficiency measures in the building sector, using technical and economic methods. As a result of pilot projects, the organizations will become aware of the the environmental benefits and economic advantages of applying energy efficiency principles to existing buildings and the design of new ones.
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