Jun 18, 2018  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019

ARH 144 Introduction to Sustainable Construction

Credits: (3)
An introduction to the theory and principles of innovative sustainable construction with a focus on residential construction. The course takes an integrated design and ecological systems approach to high performance green building. Students learn how to reduce the ecological impact of the built environment using cutting-edge best practices. Topics include climate change, green building principles, performance standards and measurement, and rating systems including LEED® for Homes. Cost, life cycle assessment, energy efficiency, renewable energy and solar elements, and valuing “natural capital” will be discussed. Prerequisite:ARH 140  or demonstration of a fundamental knowledge of residential construction or permission of department.