SBA Fundamentals of Sustainable Building

Learning Objectives

This unit provides a foundation for the course. In addition to reviewing overall course requirements, the team project, and other course management logistics, this unit will enable students to:

  • Understand green building in the context of sustainability
  • Articulate the “case” or rationale for green building from an environmental, economic, and social benefit perspective.
  • Become knowledgeable about the current state of green building in the region and nationally.
  • Understand the role of policy, programs, and projects in market transformation.
  • Develop a basic understanding of the key elements of sustainable design and other aspects of delivering a green building.
  • Experience the eco-charette process.
  • Understand their individual roles with regard to the team project, related activities (paper, presentation), and learning objectives associated with those activities.
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