Sustainable building design course offered by ORE and WSC
Sept. 1, 2009 -- The Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) together with Western State College of Colorado (WSC) is once again offering the course, High Performance Building in Cold Climates, starting Sept. 9.
The course is facilitated by WSC environmental studies professor Jerritt Frank and classes are taught by leading sustainable building experts.
Top specialists from Colorado will focus on energy and resource efficiency building techniques with respect to cold climate regions such as the Gunnison Valley. Classes are held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 9 through Nov. 18 at the WSC campus. The course also includes a Saturday field trip on Oct. 3 to tour sustainable homes.
Course topics consist of solar home design principles, cold climate construction, building science, natural building techniques, solar thermal (hot water) systems, solar electric systems, healthy building finishes, energy audits, local building codes, landscaping, and cost effectiveness. Green building options such as LEED, Built Green and Architecture 2030 are discussed.
The course is offered through the WSC Extended Studies program. The cost to take the course for non-credit is $270. The cost to earn two credits for the course is $470.
To register or for more information, contact the WSC Office of Extended Studies at (970) 943-2885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and online registration is available at www.western.edu/extendedstudies.