ARCH 302 Introduction to Sustainability in the Built Environment I
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Transferable: CSU (submit spring 2009)
This course, along with ARCH 303, is an overview of the process of green building, covering theory, history, state of the industry, and best practices. This course can be taken independently or consecutively with ARCH 303. The course covers various building assessment systems including LEED, Green Globes, GreenPoint Rated, etc. Topics include: the background of the green movement; high performance green and natural building design; green building assessment; the green building process and ecological design; sustainable sites including transportation, habitat, landscaping and encouraging pedestrian environments; building thermal performance and envelope; mechanical and electrical systems. It is a comprehensive look at an emerging process for economic and resource sustainability.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
SLO 1: Define and express the ethical, social, and environmental value of energy conscious design as well as compare and contrast societal implications of utilizing renewable and non-renewable resources.