Nov 28, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ETSC 552 - LEED in Sustainable Construction

The process using LEED as a measurement for sustainable construction. The course covers benefits and mechanisms of green building, cost analysis, and professional problem solving. Develop and present research on sustainability.  Formerly IET 552, students may not receive credit for both.


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

  • Learn about development of LEED, its role in the construction industry, and state regulations.
  • Analyze green building techniques.
  • Able to apply LEED to building design.
  • Tabulate costs for green building elements as compared to lowest cost or traditional materials and methods.
  • Identify major items for LEED consideration: site, water, energy, materials, indoor air, innovation
  • Demonstrate flexibility toward best practices.
  • Demonstrate the compromises necessary between best practices and project budget. Compare benefits between different options.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the various groups’ responsibility: owner/architect/contractor.
  • Know what expertise and experience is most desirable in a contractor firm for achieving a smooth process in the design and construction of a green building (or other hardscape).
  • Demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate oral communication.
  • Incorporate green construction concepts into other school, work, or home projects.
  • Explain green construction concepts into ideas for improving projects within the media.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform research on sustainability.

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