Green Building Technology I GRBT 1100

4 Credits

This course is designed to teach students 'whole-house systems approach' strategies, and construction methods and techniques necessary to design, manage and build crafted, resource efficient, healthy, comfortable, safe, affordable, durable, environmentally responsive houses, using appropriate climate specific building materials, systems, and technologies based on current applied building science principles and sustainable design/green building strategies, and implement them into mainstream construction practices. Students will learn to select building sites and properly orient the building to the site, identify good building design elevations and floor plan layouts, and choose green construction details and materials to build environmentally friendly building enclosures through dry-in, which includes foundation, floor, wall, and roofing systems and components.

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