Sustainable Building Design Fundamentals

3 credits


Architectural Studies
College of Human Environmental Sciences

Environmental concerns addressed by green building design practices for consumers and owners of homes and businesses. Overview of how green buildings improve prospects for ecology, economy, social equity, and human health. Hands-on lab experiments reference national performance standards for decision making in sustainable building projects. Emphasis on energy and water use, sustainable sites, environmentally friendly building products, indoor air quality, and design for sustainable behaviors. Graded on A-F basis only.