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Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ARCH 1030 - Sustainable Building Design & Construction

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly CNST 1030)

Our built environment has an impact on the natural environment, and on our health and well-being. Students will analyze the building site, determine sustainable building systems and materials based on current USGBC LEED principles and requirements, and propose the integration of technology to create a comprehensive design and construction solutions.

Location: South Campus

When Offered: Fall semester only

Contact Hours: 3
Billable Contact Hours: 3
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply industry-appropriate terminology of sustainable building principles.

Objectives:

  1. Define terminology of sustainable building principles
  2. Use terms associated with sustainable design and construction.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to utilize the USGBC green building council LEED rating system within a new residential and commercial building.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the different LEED Certifications including Commercial and Homes.
  2. Recognize the levels of certification including Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
  3. Identify the environmental categories that can achieve points for certification.
  4. Describe LEED Green Associates and other professional certifications.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recommend strategies to reduce environment concerns about the site conditions and the ecological footprint of construction operations.

Objectives:

  1. Explain different strategies that can be used to reduce the footprint of construction operations
  2. Analyze the impact of human settlement on the environment.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate the use of proper building materials to maintain a sustainable building.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the composition of materials used in a building.
  2. Indicate different material life cycle environmental impact.
  3. Investigate ways to salvage and utilize existing materials and equipment, structures, sites, and fixtures.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze water supply and waste water systems.

Objectives:

  1. Outline ways to reduce water consumption
  2. Explain strategies for protecting water quality
  3. Describe individual and neighborhood wastewater treatment systems

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to compare different mechanical and electrical systems energy efficiencies.

Objectives:

  1. Identify various energy efficient mechanical systems
  2. Identify various energy efficient electrical systems
  3. Identify various energy efficient materials within the building design

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to calculate the benefits and cost of green building design and construction.

Objectives:

  1. Compare the initial cost of green design and construction with the savings over the lifetime of the building.
  2. Identify various costs of sustainable materials.

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to generate a BIM 3D model with sustainable features.

Objectives:

  1. Create solar sun studies
  2. Complete an energy analysis
  3. Create recyclable material lists
  4. Select materials based on thermal properties.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.

3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.

  • 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  • 5. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Terminology of sustainable design and construction
  2. USGBC and LEED
  3. Ecological Footprint
  4. Building Materials
  5. Water Supply
  6. Waste Water Systems
  7. Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  8. Cost of Green Building Design and Construction
  9. BIM Sustainable Documentation and Analysis

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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