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Fall 2011-2012
CEE 477 (STN)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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, and rainwater harvesting. 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 and energy costs 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 20 page per week.

Design Project - 60%
Problem set(s) - 40%

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
20392 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Friend Center   111   Enrolled:14 Limit:18