CON 450 - Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building-Sustainable Design and Construction

  • 3 credits

This course will focus on the principal components of sustainable design and construction, energy, healthy buildings, natural resources, and other environmental issues. The participants will gain knowledge on the best sustainable practices through renowned international examples and will execute a short project utilizing those principles.

Prerequisite

Credit not allowed for both CON 450 and INTD 450.

Textbooks and Materials

Readings:

Human Centered Design Website: http://www.ideo.com/work/human-centered-design-toolkit.

Whole Building Design Guide, Design, Guidance, Design Objectives. Http://www.wbdg.org/design/designobjectives.ph.

Rocky Mountain Institute. A Primer on Sustainable Building, RMI (2004). (Optional) http://spot.pcc.edu/~shinkle/BCT_206/primer_07.pd.

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Target Issues http://www.holcimfoundation.org/TargetIssues/introduction

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