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Item #: RV-10141
Title: Green Design: Introduction to Sustainable Design Materials and Resources (Based on LEED 2009)
Provider: James Rose - UT Certificate
Author: James Rose
Author Lecturer, UT College of Architecture and Design James Rose

After completing a series of summer internships at numerous architectural firms during his college years, James Rose earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee. He began his professional career at Thompson & Litton Architects, Engineers, Planners in Bristol, VA, as a Design Associate. He soon moved on to Brewer Ingram Fuller Architects, in Knoxville, TN, where he spent the next several years designing, documenting and managing more than 30 architecture projects that cost from $300,000 to $10,000,000.

Today, James operates his own residential architecture practice, with an emphasis on both energy efficiency and principles of regional modernism. He also lectures at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, and has taught First, Second, Third, and Fourth year architecture design studios.

In 2008, James was a finalist for the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Teaching Award.
Price: 119.85
Credit Hrs: 3.00
Level: 1 - Fundamental
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Materials with low environmental impact that contribute to the creation of healthful, energy efficient buildings both now and in the future have the affect of moving our system of construction toward a condition of sustainability. This 3-hour interactive course is intended to be an introduction to the study of those materials and techniques that are both ecologically efficient and ecologically effective.

Topics covered include: life-cycle analysis and defining characteristics of sustainable materials, environmental, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits, selection and analysis techniques, ...
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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss life-cycle analysis, embodied carbon, embodied energy and other defining characteristics of sustainable materials
  • Recognize the environmental, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits of sustainable materials
  • Employ the necessary techniques, databases, and organizations in the selection of sustainable materials
  • Analyze ways to use materials sustainably, including building and material reuse, construction waste management and LEED credits

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