Winter 2018: ARCH 534

ARCH 534: Green Technology

  • Dean Heerwagen (
  • 3 credits
  • TTH 5:30-6:50pm

Designing green buildings involves finding ways to increase the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, and materials; reduce the impact of built space on occupant health and on the surrounding environment; and enable efficient operation across the complete building life cycle (i.e., through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal.)

The class will describe methods to:

  • achieve minimal energy consumption for building operation
  • employ alternative renewable energy sources
  • enhance the indoor environmental quality of buildings
  • foster the efficient use of water and the handling of wastewater
  • use materials and other resources efficiently
  • work toward LEED certification and/or Living Building Challenge compliance for building projects

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