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This course builds on Design Concepts 1 and involves further integration of ideas and sustainable components into more complex structures and systems. Net zero energy consumption and low energy building concepts will be introduced in this course. Like other courses in this program, course content will evolve as new systems are developed. Fundamental principles studied in thermodynamics, solar thermal energy and building components along with factors such as building orientation and design will be studied relative to their applications in green building systems. Topics will include selected renewable energy systems, high performance building envelope, localized thermal mass and radiant wall panels. Rating systems, such as, LEED EB and BOMA Go Green and their applications will be studied for green buildings.
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