ARCH 5368. GREEN DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION. 3 Hours.
Green building design, construction, and operation is an opportunity to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. It provides cost savings to all tax-payers through improved human health and productivity, lower cost building operations, and resource efficiency. Green design and construction focuses on strategies and technologies to improve the energy efficiency and performance of buildings, and to reduce the environmental impact of buildings. The course emphasizes on different aspects of green building during all phases of a building's life-cycle, including design, construction, operation and decommissioning. All LEED categories are covered throughout the course and students get prepared to take LEED Green Associate exam by the end of the semester.