BS Degree in Sustainability {22-23} - Sustainability in the Built Environment

Course Code
CM 327  Credits
Title Sustainability in the Built Environment 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of living in a sustainable environment and what we can do as a society to measure our resource use. Also, to encourage a change in our views regarding our limited resources and our overuse of the ecosystem by understanding our own culpability. Student awareness of energy conservation is modeled through construction principals that can be broadly applied to everyday lifestyle changes in our daily activities including where we live, where we work and the consumer choices we make in those environments. The U.S. Green Building Council and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria are discussed. Major alternatives to LEED will also be covered. This course is open to all students. MnTC Goal 10.