Sep 21, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARH 244 Residential Energy Performance

Credits: (3)
This course is a fundamental study of energy efficiency and building science with an emphasis on residential energy performance and analysis. Topics include basic energy principles; building thermal boundary; and the control of air, heat, and moisture. The interaction of building components with environmental factors is essential to the discussion. Efficiency strategies for lighting, appliances, heating, cooling, and water heating will be introduced. Strategies for dealing with home health, air quality, and combustion safety problems will be discussed. Fundamentals of building inspection and diagnosis will be covered, including the use of the blower-door, duct-blaster, manometer, infrared camera, smoke generator and other testing equipment. Students must be available for two four-hour field experiences, times and days to be determined. Prerequisite(s): ARH 140 /ARH 140  or equivalent wood frame construction experience as determined by the Architecture department.