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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BM 255 - Green Building Technology

Credit Hours: 3

The primary emphasis of this course will be to provide the participants with an understanding of green, clean and sustainable technologies; tool and equipment usage as they relate to site selection, building design and adaptive reuse; construction methods; material selection - new, alternative, reclaimed and traditional; cost estimation; conservation techniques - site, water, materials, construction waste, energy and building design; system interaction and integration; and building environmental quality.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of green, clean and sustainable technology as they relate to the built environment;
  • apply a working knowledge of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System;
  • demonstrate and operate hand and power tools safely and effectively in order to maximize efficiency in the work environment;
  • apply basic construction math in order to estimate linear, square and volume footage, along with estimating labor and materials;
  • illustrate an understanding of the basic principles of wooden, light steel, concrete, timber frame, straw bale, adobe and other alternative building systems; and
  • recognize and select material, resource and systems selection to minimize the environmental impact in the building and facilities industries.

F/S (C, N)