ACH 242 - Environmental Systems for Design
3 credit hours - One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Wellness Requirement.
Explore the impacts buildings have on individuals and the environment. Assess the effects of healthy interior and exterior environments on society. Examine sustainable design principles and the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system. Evaluate the various systems commonly used in building construction and the impact of sustainable and high performance design. Lab fee $20.
Crosslisted: Also offered as ACH 242H ; credit is not given for both ACH 242 and ACH 242H .
Note: Typically offered MC and OL; fall and spring terms.
1. Explain LEED Green Building Rating System and its health and wellness benefits to the individual and community
2. Examine the effects of the site on the health and wellness of the individual, built environment, and community
3. Analyze environmental factors affecting the health and wellness of the individual, built environment, and community
4. Apply sustainable design strategies for the healh and wellness of the individual, built environment, and community