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Green Building And Urban Planning

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This course introduces students to the practices of green building design and urban planning. Students examine the principles of green building with a focus on land use and urban design and development. Upon completion of the course, students are able to evaluate sustainable design considerations, including economic analysis, environmental policies and strategies, land and energy usage, resource and waste reduction, transportation, and urbanization.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Sustainable Water Uses in Green Building

    • Assess drainage management techniques.
    • Assess sustainable water-usage techniques.

    Sustainable Use and Design in Green Building

    • Assess the use of wind as a sustainable energy source.
    • Determine sources of onsite renewable power generation.
    • Describe the economics of green energy.
    • Describe sustainable heating and cooling systems.

    Green Building and Site Development

    • Determine the cost implications of green building.
    • Describe the requirements for site evaluation and selection for green building technologies.
    • Apply remediation and bioremediation technologies to damaged sites.
    • Explain the relationship among heat and pollution reduction, building efficiency, and ecosystem disturbance reduction.
    • Describe sustainable transportation planning.

    Sustainable Design and Urban Planning

    • Describe the relationship between sustainability and development.
    • Describe green building technologies.
    • Assess sustainable design practices.

    Green Improvement Strategies

    • Determine strategies for improving building material use.
    • Determine strategies for improving indoor environmental quality.
    • Identify professional certification in sustainable design.
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