Sustainable Building Systems

Course Code

AEC 218


Investigates the technologies and strategies related to sustainable (green) materials and systems for buildings. Topics include: energy and environmental consciousness/regulations; the high performance building envelope; alternative construction techniques (adobe cob rammed earth straw bale); microclimate/site factors; sustainable/green materials; and passive solar; active thermal solar photovoltaic energy wind energy conversion on site water use/reuse and waste disposal systems.

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