Energy Efficient Building and Design GRBT 1200

3 Credits

This course emphasizes building science principles and practices as they apply to the design and construction operations and maintenance, indoor environmental quality, and energy effciency of either building new or improving the performance of existing homes. The concept of designing and building the ''house as a system'' approach to create comfortable, durable, healthy, energy and resource efficient and environmentally responsive buildings that interact with its occupants and the natural environment is stressed. In order to guarantee the performance of a house, on has to understand how the house works as a system, and that whenever changes are made to existing buildings, or it's components, it can influence the heat, air and moisture flow, and indoor environment throughout the building in a negative or positive way. Buidlign science, applied correctly, can add years to the useful life of the building, and improve the quality of life for the occupants.

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