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EGR 220 - Green and Sustainable Buildings


Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Description
(Formerly MET-220) This course explores the concept of green and sustainable buildings, including building design, site development and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Topics include green building fundamentals, sustainable sites, material considerations and economic analysis of green buildings.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the key concepts of green and sustainable buildings, ramifications for design, decision making, and construction practice.
  2. Examine the theories, materials, and construction techniques needed to create green buildings or retrofit existing buildings.
  3. Utilize green and sustainable building vocabulary.
  4. Investigate the LEED’s rating system for green buildings.
  5. Analyze the costs and benefits of incorporating green and sustainable building designs.
Listed Topics
  1. Green building fundamentals
  2. Green building assessment
  3. Green building process
  4. Ecological design
  5. Sustainable sites and landscaping
  6. Energy atmosphere
  7. The building hydrological system
  8. Closing materials loops
  9. Indoor environmental quality
  10. Construction operations
  11. Economic analysis of green buildings
  12. LEED certification
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/01/2012


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