Course Description for Green Construction and Sustainability

BCN4587C: Green Construction and Sustainability
Prerequisites: All program prerequisites must be taken prior to enrolling in this course. This course will examine topics in the field of Green Construction and Sustainable Construction. Topics covered will include the environmental impact of land development, minimization of the negative environmental impacts of construction, and resource utilization. Additional topics to be examined, current building assessment systems, the green building process, ecological design of buildings, green building materials, high performance buildings, building operations and commissioning, ethics in sustainable construction, alternative energy systems, water conservation, and current trends in sustainable construction.