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SUST 0500 - Sustainability Assessment of the Built Environment: Buildings and Sites

Sustainability Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This webinar introduces rating systems used for sustainability assessment of buildings and sites. Particular emphasis is given to comparing the strengths and weaknesses of each system in response to sustainability principles of ecological limits, social justice, and economic prosperity. Internationally recognized building rating systems will be covered including: LEED, BREEAM, CASBEE, Green Star, Green Globes, Living Building Challenge, Passive House and Energy Star. A comparison of the theoretical underpinnings that support these systems, their goals, and implications for sustainability outcomes will be presented.

Prerequisite(s)

Working experience in the building design or construction industry is recommended.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$58.54

Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 64457

May 29 1 Day

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 29 Wed 15:00 - 16:00 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$58.54

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the major differences between rating systems.
  • Appreciate how rating systems affect sustainability outcomes.
  • Identify appropriate rating systems to assess sustainability of a building or site.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

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