Innovative Environmental Control Through Creative Design - Update

Innovative Environmental Control Through Creative Design - Update

to take this course

This course discusses the impact of buildings on the natural environment and offers insight on designing to minimize those impacts. The discussion emphasizes how implementing design methods including specification of technologies such as sunshading systems and other materials that contain recycled content as part of a holistic building design is critical to optimizing energy performance and reducing extraction of natural resources for building materials. LEED credits associated with specifying aluminum sunshading systems is also discussed.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Discuss how buildings impact energy consumption and emissions and explain how using recycled materials lowers energy consumption and emissions
  2. Discuss the role of sunshading devices in passive design and identify how canopies and awnings can contribute to a holistic sustainable building envelope
  3. List important design considerations and attachment methods for architectural canopies and awnings
  4. Define LCA, and discuss the lifecycle of aluminum sunshading systems
  5. Identify which LEED credits aluminum architectural canopies and awnings might contribute toward
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(10) Specialties
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
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Delivery Format: 
Slide Show - No Audio
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Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion