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AEC 218 SUSTAINABLE BUILDING SYSTEMS (3)
Investigates the technologies and strategies related to sustainable (green) materials and systems for buildings. Topics include: energy and environmental consciousness/regulations; the high performance building envelope; alternative construction techniques (adobe, cob, rammed earth, straw bale); microclimate/site factors; sustainable green materials; and passive solar, active thermal solar, photovoltaic energy, wind energy conversion, on site water use/reuse and waste disposal systems.
68 Contact Hours. Prerequisites: AEC 121