This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
An understanding of what is being referred to, when "sustainability" is being discussed.
An overview of broad strategies used in designing sustainable buildings.
Identifying sources of more environmentally friendly materials for incorporation in projects.
Why buildings renovated for adaptive reuse are arguably the greenest buildings.
How incorporating passive design principles can reduce future energy use.
Use of the perpetual temperature of the earth below the frost line to preheat and precool incoming air.
A good understanding of different options for insulating building envelopes.
The various technologies used to generate power on site from renewable resources.
How LEED certification can be sought and obtained.