CARP2010 The House as an Integrated System

This course will introduce the student to building-science principles and how a building works as a system. This course also identifies the relationship between a building, it's various mechanical systems and the environment.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Recognize interface issues of various products and systems
Identify building strategies and components that constitute a sustainable/green built environment
Recognize how components of the environment affect building performance
Identify the basic components of building mechanical /plumbing systems
Research the relationships between the building and its various mechanical systems
Examine how weather affects the performance of various insulations
Apply building science principles and practices to mainstream residential construction
Explain the whole building-design concept
Identify climate zones
Discuss climate-appropriate design and construction details
Describe how a building works as a system
Describe the fundamentals of heat, air, and moisture flow with regard to the building enclosure
Select appropriate energy efficient HVAC systems, lighting, and appliances for a green-built house

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details