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Fall 2010-2011
CEE 477  

Engineering Design for Sustainable Development

Robert H. Harris

Students will design several features of a LEED-certified building project in the Princeton area. Features that will be considered include ground source heat pumps; ventilation; photovoltaics (PV); insulation; glazing; green materials; and storm water management systems, including a green roof, porous parking lots, and the gray water usage. Ventilation will be designed considering the potential for vapor intrusion from volatile contaminants in the soil. Energy software will be used to determine the carbon footprint of alternative designs.

Sample reading list:
Greg Kats, Greening our Built world--Costs, Benefits, and strategies
Randolph & Masters, Energy for Sustainability

Reading/Writing assignments:
From text and selected articles from the literature: final class design report and several smaller class assignments. The student is expected to read 50 page per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Other Exam - 20%
Design Project - 50%
Quizzes - 15%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Open to Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CEE 303 or equivalent with instructor's permission. Open to Seniors and Graduate students only..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23139 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   Sherrerd Hall   001   Enrolled:15 Limit:17