This course provides an introduction to the study of those materials and techniques that are both ecologically efficient and ecologically effective. After completing the course, you should have an understanding of:
- Characteristics of sustainable materials. The concepts of life cycle, embodied energy, and embodied carbon are introduced.
- The benefits of using sustainable materials. Environmental, economic, social, cultural, and aesthetic opportunities are discussed.
- Selecting a sustainable material selected. Techniques, databases, and organizations are introduced.
- Using sustainable materials. design for building and material reuse, construction waste management, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Materials and Resources (MR) credits are discussed.
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At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss life cycle analysis, embodied carbon, embodied energy and other defining characteristics of sustainable materials
- Recognize the environmental, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits of sustainable materials
- Identify the necessary techniques, databases, and organizations in the selection of sustainable materials
- Describe ways to use materials sustainably, including building and material reuse, construction waste management and LEED credits