The philosophy of the teaching lies on an exploration of the modalities according to which sustainable architecture principles can contribute to the design of buildings by including an efficient and parsimonious use of nonrenewable resources, optimal comfort of the user, an optimum consideration of the specific climate and, more broadly, an optimization of environmental sociocultural and economic criteria.

Thèse de Edward Rice, MIT, 2006 (Dir. Marilyne Andersen)