The ASUS toll as a conceptual basis for proposing the incluson of the sustainability concept in the formation of the Architect and Urbanist

The term sustainability is widely used in the construction industry as the
subject of research, seminars and conferences. The discussion ranges from materials and
techniques for construction to the use of the edification, allowing the identification of
various application possibilities within the architecture field. The evaluation tools and
certifications of buildings support achieving sustainable practices in the sector, as they set
parameters that contribute to the decision-making since the project stage. However,
theory and practice with its results are pushed apart due to both: no demanding for
certifications in small projects; and the academic unpreparedness of professional
designers, which are unaware of concepts and technologies for this purpose. This research
is motivated by the identification of the need for disciplines that aim at what is called the
teaching of sustainability in graduation. The objective of this research is the identification
of potential disciplines for including sustainability concepts in the curriculum of
Architecture and Urbanism course of the Integrated Faculties of Aracruz, considering the
changing requirements of buildings and urban environments, as well as the mismatch of
the theme in traditional curriculum. The methodology is based on the analysis of the
disciplines and on the verification of applicability of the items from ASUS assessment tool,
developed by the Planning and Project Laboratory at UFES. The result reveals both a
discrepancy between teaching and the market, and a great potential of some disciplines
for including concepts of more sustainable buildings and the related practices.

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