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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 213 - Sustainable Interiors

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Focuses on sustainable design choices and the tools for implementing changes in the use of our planet’s limited resources. Demonstrates the impact on the individual and environment with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system for interiors. Instruction incorporates an analysis of green philosophies in interior design, systems, and building products. The student will create projects in presentation format and research new technologies. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 203  (formerly ACH 102) and ACH 242 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Examine sustainable building practices and the impact on the regulatory process.
    • Assess environmental issues
    • Explain the LEED building rating systrem
    • Identify applicable regulations, programs and organizations
    • Define interior sustainable design practices
  • Identify professional organizations and standards that influence sustainable design.
    • Evaluate industry organizations that incorporate sustainable design
    • Identify sustainable interior design reference standards
    • Compare new verses renovation sustainable standards and regulations
    • Identify the LEED system that applies to interior design
  • Implement sustainable interior design practices
    • Compare various approaches to interior design
    • Identify LEED criteria used in a design proposal
    • Assemble material boards and specifications using sustainable materials and systems
    • Design sustainable interior design solutions
  • Explore sustainable and environmental issues that impact interior design.
    • Differentiate between professional, industry and regulatory requirements
    • Assess the sustaianbility of materials and systems
    • Adapt designs to incorporate sustainable design
    • Interpret sustainable practices and recommendations
    • Defend use of sustainable design practices
  • Assess various interior design materials and systems for their sustainability.
    • Authenticate sustainable claims of materials and systems
    • Compare various sustainable rating systems
    • Name sustainable rating systems and resources
    • Estimate economic and environmental impacts of using sustainable materials
  • Determine sustainable approaches to interior design.
    • Outline sustainable issues that apply to interior design
    • Factor in the impact of sustainable design
    • Factor in the impact of sustainable design
    • Translate effect of using a sustainable approach to design
  • Integrate sustainable design into the phases of the interior design process.
    • Determine sustainable goals of project
    • Evaluate sustainable impact on overall design goals of project
    • Evaluate sustainable impact on overall design goals of project
    • Identify sustainable goals and objectives successfully used in project
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility