CRC19: Courses

ARCH 342 Introduction to Green Buildings

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course is the study of theory and application of climate, energy use and thermal comfort as determinants of architectural form in envelope load dominated buildings. Emphasis is placed on sustainable architectural methods and topics related to resource conservation and waste reduction; site analysis; sun access; sun shading; daylighting; lighting, ventilating, cooling and heating for envelope-load dominated buildings; and sound in buildings. The course enhances students' knowledge base and preparation for design classes ARCH 332 and ARCH 334.

This course replaces the ARCH 340 and 341 two-course sequence, and is therefore not open to a student that has received credit for both ARCH 340 and 341.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Make reasonable architectural decisions based on the ethical, social, and environmental value of energy conscious design.