GREEN BUILDING CONCEPTS

  • Program: Carpentry
  • Course: Green Building Concepts
  • Course #: CARP2000
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers the integration of green building technologies into conventional residential construction practices. Principles and practices to reduce negative environmental effects on regional and global scales while improving building performance, health and comfort of the occupants will be explained.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain the principles that influence building performance
Identify sustainable/green building terminology
Recognize sustainable/green building practices
Recognize the requirements of green buildings
Compare building science principles and practices to mainstream residential construction practices
Apply building science principles and practices to mainstream residential construction practices
Explain how to select air, moisture, and thermal barriers
Explain how to select high performance windows and doors
Recognize reasons for testing structures for air leakage and thermal bypasses
Interpret pertinent residential green building program requirements
Discuss the details involved in energy efficient construction and techniques used in constructing a high-performance house

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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