Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CM 7005 - Sustainable Built Environment

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course presents how sustainable construction materials and methods contribute to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; identifies and analyzes those international, national and local programs promoting sustainable construction; characterizes the components of successful sustainable construction projects; analyzes design as well as construction aspects of Green Building and LEED certification; identifies project strategies to achieve LEED certification; explores industrial ecology; and reviews construction environment impact studies. (prereq: graduate standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Become familiar with many worldwide as well as national green programs
  • Understand how meeting various goals and certifications in the green world contributes to the advancement of society and the wellbeing of our world
  • Understand and manage the green efforts in both the design and construction industries
  • Isolate and determine costs associated with building green projects
  • Educate others in the construction industry as to green issues

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Construction methods
  • Construction project management
  • Sustainable construction
  • Construction estimating

Course Topics
  • Greening of the construction industry
  • International, national, and local green programs
  • Project strategies to achieve LEED design
  • Green management plan
  • Green product standards
  • Ongoing green building operations
  • Life Cycle costs
  • Green contract issues
  • Costs of green construction
  • Sustainability and BIM
  • Selling green services
  • Green marketing
  • Industrial ecology

Dr. Blake Wentz

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