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Montgomery College    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog
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ARCH 203 - Principles of Sustainability


(R only)

Fundamentals of sustainability in terms of the environment as a foundation for architectural design. Study of the various energy rating systems and exploration of the impact of architecture in terms of global environmental health, energy conservation concepts, and urban and regional planning. Topics include analysis of various mechanical and technical systems. Exploration of theories and practices of sustainable design with an actual building as students engage in hands-on experiences to analyze materials, systems, and construction methodology. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 002 , READ 120  Three hours each week. Formerly CT 203

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to

  • Interpret options to reduce the energy consumption of various materials, methods of construction, and planning of buildings.
  • Identify and interpret the construction and design prerequisites, credits, objectives, and strategies within the credits of various rating systems.
  • Explain the impact of energy conservation within the building industry and built environment.
  • Identify options in the design and implementation of HVAC + R and lighting systems in buildings and the electrical usage of various systems.
  • Analyze various renewable energy systems and the impact of these systems on the built and un-built environment and develop an understanding of their measurement and verification systems.
  • Evaluate the method and then prepare a lifecycle cost analysis of a sample project. 
  • Identify the methods and strategies for working on a construction project as an “Integrated Project Delivery.”
  • Interpret options to reduce the energy consumption of various materials, methods of construction, and planning of buildings.


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