2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Living Buildings - Science and Analysis

Spring quarter

Faculty: Steven Abercrombie

Fields of Study: architecture, ecology, environmental studies and sustainability studies

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30339 (4) Jr - Sr  

Credits: 4(S)

Class Standing: Junior - Senior

Offered During: Evening

Prerequisites: statistics, introductory environmental science, and experience using Excel


In this upper division science course, students will undertake technical analyses related to building design, energy performance, water usage, stormwater handling, and occupant health to explore concepts in cutting-edge sustainable building performance. Participants will examine the theory behind the most progressive green building rating system in North America and gain experience utilizing building science analysis software employed by design professionals. Students taking this course should have a background in MS Excel, science, and statistics. The course will have one Saturday field trip where students will be able to experience many of the concepts discussed in the classroom in the field.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Tue plus a Saturday field trip (date TBA)

Upper Division Science Credit: upper division environmental science

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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