Green Building Technology II GRBT 1120

3 Credits

This course is designed to teach students about '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. This course covers the entire interior and exterior residential building finish process beyond building enclosure dry-in. Emphasis is on understanding green building design and construction processes and strategies, finish building material and product selections and installation techniques, and the responsibilities of contractors and building code officials. Designing and building a 'house as a system' with specific performance criteria, based on applied building science, is one of the main goals of the finished product.

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