ENVIRON 305 - Interdisciplinary Environmental Topics
Section: 001 Green Building
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

ENVIRON 305: Green Building is a two-part series of courses. ENVIRON 305 elected in Winter 2018 will be 2 credits, and the other section (the actual building of the house) elected during the Spring 2018 semester will be 3 credits. You will register for the Spring of 2018 ENVIRON 305 section during the registration cycle in early April.

This winter course will cover the history and contemporary context of green building with a special emphasis on the hands-on construction of a green building at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens/Campus Farm. During the winter semester, you will research the history of green building, understand its modern context in a sustainable culture, become familiar with various green building practices, and understand the green building certification schemes used in North America. You will familiarize yourself with the building, plan the logistics, practice with tools, and experiment with materials to hone your skills to be ready once on site in May at the Bot Gardens. No prior experience is required!

During the month of May, in ENVIRON 305 elected for the Spring 2018 term, we will live and work as a team at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens/Campus Farm to build the structure from the ground up. We will also design a custom solar electric system for the building that will be installed at a later date. By the end of May, you will have the skills to build a real life, green building using straw, wood, and earthen plaster.

ENVIRON 305 - Interdisciplinary Environmental Topics
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001 (LAB)
P
25988
Open
24
 
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F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
28793
Open
177
 
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Tu 6:30PM - 8:00PM
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