CARP2005 Green Building Materials

This course is a survey of alternative building materials, products, and methods of construction, with an emphasis on the efficient use of materials and energy. This course also incorporates the environmentally responsive use of materials and building practices in green building technology.





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 building materials and how they integrate with each other
Select building materials appropriate for the construction of green/sustainable home
Integrate optimal value engineering techniques and strategies into the construction of a green/sustainable house
Establish appropriate locations for the installation of air, moisture, and thermal barriers
Choose a range of materials that are appropriate for use in various aspects of a green/sustainable house
Identify engineered components that are appropriate for use in various aspects of a green/sustainable house
Select resource-efficient materials, systems, and technologies which have minimum impact on the health of our environment and ourselves
Select materials, systems, and technologies that enhance the quality of the indoor environment with fresh air, ventilation, nontoxic materials, and filtration

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