CEE 477 / ENE 477 (STN)
Engineering Design for Sustainable Development
Students will design several features of a LEED-certified building project. 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, and rainwater harvesting. Ventilation will be designed considering the potential for vapor emissions from building materials. Energy software will be used to determine the carbon footprint and energy costs of alternative designs.
Sample reading list:
Greg Kats, Greening our Built world--Costs, Benefits, and strategies
Randolph & Masters, Energy for Sustainability
From text and selected articles from the literature: final class design report and several smaller class assignments. The student is expected to read 20 page per week.
Design Project - 60%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Problem set(s) - 10%
Course is required for concentrators
Graduate Students and Seniors Only.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CEE 303 or equivalent with instructor's permission. Open to Seniors and Graduate students only..
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