NR 553 - DoD Sustainable Building and Infrastructure

  • 3 credits

Major components of sustainability and sustainable design on U.S. military installations.

This course will focus on the major components of sustainability and sustainable design within cantonment areas of U.S. military installations. After a review of current sustainability initiatives in the Department of Defense as well as service-specific goals requirements, the course will examine U.S. military installations from the perspective of sustainable cityscapes and ecosystems. It will explore state-of-the-art sustainability problem solving and systems-thinking techniques as applied to unique energy conservation, indoor environmental quality, resource use, and other environmental challenges posed by the military mission.


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James A. Zeidler
James A. Zeidler

(970) 491-3741 |

Dr. James Zeidler is a Senior Research Scientist at Colorado State University and Registered Professional Archaeologist. As Associate Director for Cultural Resources for the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Colorado State University, Dr. Zeidler serves as the CEMML's chief cultural resources specialist. His responsibilities include the execution of cultural resources management (CRM) planning and technical support efforts for the Army and other DoD services. Areas of technical support include: planning level surveys, compliance inventories, and National Register eligibility assessments for historic and prehistoric archaeological resources and historic buildings/structures; Native American consultation; historic context studies; cultural resources data management and analysis; GIS/GPS support; predictive archaeological modeling; and the development of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs).

Caroline Clevenger
Caroline Clevenger

(303) 556-5834 |

Caroline M. Clevenger is an Assistant Professor of Construction Management at Colorado State University. She has a Ph.D. and B.S. from Stanford University, where her graduate work was funded by the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center. She also holds a M.Arch and M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her background includes years of work as a professional consultant in sustainable design and construction. In addition to sustainability, her research focuses on developing theories, methods, and tools for multidisciplinary systems thinking in performance-based architecture, engineering, and construction practice. She previously led the Sustainable Design Assistance team at Architectural Energy Corporation, and served as a Visiting Fellow to the General Services Administration (GSA) 3D-4D BIM Program. In 2012 she was awarded the Provost’s N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation at Colorado State University. She is a Registered Architect and Licensed Engineer in the State of Colorado.