BCN 1554 - Off the Grid
(3 Credit Hours)
This course reviews the various programs and organizations that emphasize low, very low and net-zero building impact. Sustainable concepts such as stormwater retention systems, solar systems, photovoltaics, biofuels, roof top gardens, reforestation and xeriscaping are discussed, while continuing to address building aesthetics and beauty. Programs and organizations related to sustainability such as LEED, COTE, USGBC and the Living Building Challenge are highlighted. This class includes lecture and guest speakers.
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