Sustainable Building Construction

This course focuses on sustainable construction through an introduction to environmental science. Principles such as: problem definition, social, economic and environmental sustainability, measures of sustainability over the life cycle, examination of current industry practices such as carbon emissions, lean construction and recycling, and the financial and resource impacts of sustainable construction are framed with reference to environmental impact. This course also includes an independent student investigation and research component on new methods of sustainability. The course prepare students for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED©) Green Building Rating System certification exam as well as the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).