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University Connected Learning
Are you building, remodeling, or considering retrofitting your home for energy and resource-efficient living? In this course, we?ll explore various aspects of green (environmentally sound) building, including energy efficiency, passive and active solar design, renewable and healthy building materials, and alternative construction techniques. We?ll also analyze several projects to help you better understand green building as it applies to your own home, and discuss initial costs versus energy savings and payback schedules. Emphasis is on green as a design philosophy that integrates aesthetics, budget, function, health, enjoyment, and accessibility for all. A Saturday field trip will show you green buildings in action.