ARCH 6510:Green Design Concepts and Rating Systems
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
The course seeks to outline the common “Green Strategies” that are found within global and local rating systems for sustainable architectural design. using these common elements, students will be introduced to LEED, Green Globes, Earth-craft, Living Building Challenge, and other rating systems with case studies and experts providing insight to the administration and process to adherence to each. The primary areas of focus in these strategies are topics of: SITE, WATER, WASTE, ENERGY*, ATMOSPHERE/ AIR QUALITY, MATERIAL/ RESOURCES and INNOVATION .
*Within this list, overall clarification of benchmarking strategies and energy code (ASHRAE) developments in the US will be provided as an underpinning of the concerns outlined in the rating systems examined in the course.
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