CARP2000 Green Building Concepts

This course covers the integration of green building technologies into conventional residential construction practices. Principles and practices to reduce negative environmental effects on regional and global scales while improving building performance, health and comfort of the occupants will be explained.





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:
Explain the principles that influence building performance
Identify sustainable/green building terminology
Recognize sustainable/green building practices
Recognize the requirements of green buildings
Compare building science principles and practices to mainstream residential construction practices
Apply building science principles and practices to mainstream residential construction practices
Explain how to select air, moisture, and thermal barriers
Explain how to select high performance windows and doors
Recognize reasons for testing structures for air leakage and thermal bypasses
Interpret pertinent residential green building program requirements
Discuss the details involved in energy efficient construction and techniques used in constructing a high-performance 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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Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


Brooklyn Park Campus and Eden Prairie Campus:  952-995-1300

Credit Details