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Construction Science and Management


NOTE: Course offerings may vary by semester. Please confirm specific course information and availability for each semester in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes


CSM 4368 - Environmental Sustainable Design & Construction

This is a hybrid course which requires online instruction AND on-campus class meetings.

The built environment has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity. Breakthrough in building science, technology and operations are now available to designers, builders, operators and owners who want to build green and maximize both economic and environmental performance. (LATEST: USGBC version) In this class students will learn to evaluate and understand various approaches to design and construction that has set a new class of buildings called high performance and efficient buildings.

During the semester, a student will be working alone or as a part of a team. Instructor has certain expectations from students based off of their knowledge earned from this class’s pre-requisite.

Topics covered through this class include: (Power Points and Videos)

  • Introduction to high performance green buildings.
  • Site and landscape strategies
  • Building energy system strategies
  • Water cycle strategies
  • Material selection strategies
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) analysis and strategies
  • Construction team responsibilities and controls
  • Building commissioning strategies
  • Future directions in green high performance building technologies
  • Economic issues and analysis

Instructor: Harnish Sharma

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Harnish Sharma.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.