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An investigation into sustainable design and green building techniques and how they may be synthesized to best fit a specific construction project. Students expand upon and utilize concepts learned in REE 127 (SCI 127), Introduction to Sustainable Design and Green Building. Students work through a controlled process of analysis and design to produce drawings and models of their personal green building project. Topics include building form, orientation and site considerations, conservation measures, energy modeling, heating system and fuel choices, renewable energy systems, material choices, construction budget, and mortgage and payback considerations.
Requires permission of the instructor. This is the non-credit option of REE 227.