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AEC 218 Sustainable Building Systems
Investigates the technologies and strategies related to sustainable (green) materials and systems for buildings. Topics include: energy and environmental consciousness/regulations; the high performance building envelope; alternative construction techniques (adobe, cob, rammed earth, straw bale); microclimate/site factors; sustainable/green materials; and passive solar; active thermal solar, photovoltaic energy, wind energy conversion, on site water use/reuse and waste disposal systems.
PREREQUISITE: ENG090 and REA090 or CCR092/093/094 with a grade of “C” or better; or ACCUPLACER Reading 80+and Sentence Skills 95+ and MAT 050 or higher with a grade of "C" or better; or ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra 61+
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