|Environmental Building Design & Operation Course... begins Feb. 18th 2004||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Alex Joseph (alxjyahoo.com)|
|Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 12:34:22 -0700 (MST)|
Hi, You may be interested in enrolling in this upcoming Environmental Building Design and Operation eClass (online). *** PLEASE FORWARD TO ANYONE YOU MAY THINK HAS AN INTEREST IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND OPERATION AND MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE. *** COURSE TITLE: ENVIRONMENTAL BUILDING DESIGN & OPERATION University of Calgary, Faculty of Continuing Education Course part of Environmental Management Certificate To achieve environmental design it is imperative that the entire design method, approach, and discipline be overhauled. Every component, every guideline, every mark of the pen must consider the implications of the adjective environmental. As such, environmental design must be thought of as an overall approach or philosophy. It's limits go well beyond the practice of design to every aspect of society and to the personal life of every designer. It becomes a way of life, a way of thinking, a means to interact with the world. This online course examines the impacts of buildings on human beings and the environment, identifies strategies and solutions to evolve conventional building design towards sustainable human structures. Whether you are a practicing architect looking to address an increasing number of clients' environmental questions and concerns or a closet home builder that has decided that the gas bill just isn't acceptable anymore - this course will answer many of your questions and concerns. It provides an overview of the emerging environmental design discipline and gives you a live avenue to interact with students and instructor to discuss environmental building design, construction, and efficient operation. COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Alex Joseph (M.Env.Des., LEED accredited professional) COURSE OUTLINE: - Conventional building impacts - Sustainable building theories and practices - Environmental design and site selection - Alternative materials and products - Water conservation - Renewable Energy - Indoor Environmental Quality - US Green Building Council LEED and other Green Building Rating Schemes TOPICS INCLUDE: Conventional building impacts (pollution <-> efficiency, role of fossil fuels), sustainable building theories and practices (resource consumption, Factor 10 reduction, elimination of the concept of waste, Zero Pollution, Natural Capitalism, Biomimicry), sustainable siting choices (efficient landscaping, minimizing ecological footprint, solar assets), environmental design (passive solar, daylighting, low energy building), alternative materials (life cycle analysis, embodied energy, local regional, recylcling, biodegradable, alternatives to conventional), renewable energy (photovoltaics, wind, micro-hydro, fuel cells, insulation, passive solar, heat recovery), water conservation (grey water, wastewater, composting toilets, rainwater collecting, solar hot water, water softeners), indoor environmental quality (indoor air quality, sick building syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, ventilation and filtration, natural lighting, emf), and green building certification systems (LEED, Green Globe 21, R-2000, CBIP, C-2000, EcoLeaf, Ecotel, Green Building Challenge) DATES: Feb 18th - Apr 21st 2004 (ONLINE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY) WEBSITES: http://www.engineeryourfuture.com https://dciwasp.admin.ucalgary.ca/webapp/ce_course/?course=044134 [Instructor] http://www.yourhomeplanet.com http://ecolodgical.yourhomeplanet.com WHAT PREVIOUS DELEGATES HAVE SAID: - I really liked the course. It was my first internet course and it was an enjoyable experience - money well spent - excellent course! WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM TAKING THIS COURSE: - environmental managers & consultants - chemical engineers - environmental engineers - regulators - engineering, architecture, interior design, design students - home builders - property owners - real estate agents - product manufacturers - government officials *** TO REGISTER NOW GO TO - https://dciwasp.admin.ucalgary.ca/webapp/ce_course/?course=044134 OR EMAIL SHARON BAMSON - bamson [at] ucalgary.ca Thanks for your time, Alex Joseph [Instructor - Environmental Building Design & Operation] *** PLEASE FORWARD TO ANYONE YOU MAY THINK HAS AN INTEREST IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND OPERATION AND MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE. *** ______________________________________________________________________ Post your free ad now! http://personals.yahoo.ca _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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