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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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INTD 1090 - Sustainable Design

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to the principles and practices of sustainable design. They will be introduced to environmental concerns, challenges, and processes associated with employing sustainable materials for design. This class requires field trips to “trade only” vendors during regular business hours.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): INTD 1020  with a grade of C or higher or consent of instructor, INTD 1040  with a grade of C or higher or consent of instructor.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Fundamentals of sustainable design
  2. Sustainable life cycle assessment
  3. Problems with our natural resources
  4. Indoor air quality and health concerns
  5. Policies, legislation and labeling
  6. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  7. Global Ecolabeling Network (GEN)
  8. Energy efficient strategies for window and water technologies
  9. Sustainable strategies for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition Systems (HVAC)
  10. Finishes, furnishings, and air quality
  11. Current sustainable standards for new homes
  12. Current sustainable standards for remodeling
  13. Designer/consumer ethics and responsibilities
  14. Residential design project
  15. Commercial design project

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. discuss environmental concerns, ethics and challenges.
  2. explain how contents of finishes and furnishing materials can affect indoor air quality.
  3. apply sustainable strategies to residential and commercial interiors.
  4. apply sustainable strategies to the design process that incorporates state models such as Minnesota Green Star products.
  5. describe the process associated with a sustainable life cycle assessment.
  6. define indoor air quality and its related health concerns.
  7. describe policies, legislation, and labeling related to sustainable design.
  8. describe the categories associated with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
  9. describe how the Global Ecolabeling Network (GEN) functions.
  10. discuss energy-efficient strategies.

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