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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
A sustainable approach to the evaluation and selection of materials and finishes for creating products and places for people has the potential to ensure the future survival of our planet. This course provides an introduction to basic material properties and asks students to morph the materials sensibilities, understand performance testing, building codes, and formulate a life-cycle cost analysis. Emphasis on "green" methodologies and assessment, including LEED building rating systems.
When Offered Fall.
Fees Cost of materials: approximately $10.
Permission Note Enrollment limited. Recommended for juniors and seniors.
Distribution Category (LAD-HE)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)
- Understand the limits of a material and its unlimited possibilities (innovate in research, design or practice)
- Critically assess a material's life cycle, from resource extraction to end-of-life or cradle-to-cradle potential (think critically, direct own learning)
- Create and present visual/verbal research on current sustainable products as a member of a presentation team (work effectively with others, write, speak, and use communications effectively).
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- FM Van Rensselaer Hall 157
Prerequisite: Recommended for juniors and seniors. Cost of materials: approx. $30.
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