GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS

  • Program: Carpentry
  • Course: Green Building Materials
  • Course #: CARP2005
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is a survey of alternative building materials, products, and methods of construction, with an emphasis on the efficient use of materials and energy. This course also incorporates the environmentally responsive use of materials and building practices in green building technology.

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:
Recognize building materials and how they integrate with each other
Select building materials appropriate for the construction of green/sustainable home
Integrate optimal value engineering techniques and strategies into the construction of a green/sustainable house
Establish appropriate locations for the installation of air, moisture, and thermal barriers
Choose a range of materials that are appropriate for use in various aspects of a green/sustainable house
Identify engineered components that are appropriate for use in various aspects of a green/sustainable house
Select resource-efficient materials, systems, and technologies which have minimum impact on the health of our environment and ourselves
Select materials, systems, and technologies that enhance the quality of the indoor environment with fresh air, ventilation, nontoxic materials, and filtration

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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