Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
PSLO 1: Establish meaningful ethical, social and environmental objectives for buildings and communities based on the values of energy and resource conscious design.
Compare and contrast societal and economic implications of utilizing renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
Compare and contrast the effect of contextual issues and evaluate their impact on energy consumption, environment and the beneficial experience of interior and exterior spaces.
PSLO 2: Identify and articulate issues related to the choice of various building, landscape and environmental systems; ideate responsive solutions; and compare the alternatives in making effective, sustainable decisions.
Analyze and calculate energy use to make informed, environmentally-sound and economic choices to satisfy human needs for comfort and aesthetics.
Explain the concepts of resource conservation and waste reduction and make sustainable design choices related to materials and construction.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of green rating systems, livable communities strategies and the ability to apply these concepts in decision-making.
PSLO 3: Demonstrate independent learning, teamwork and continuing education habits that will help to encourage a life long pursuit of knowledge.
To use a team work process to identify issues, analyze criteria, research and apply learned principles to synthesize solutions to specific design projects.
To demonstrate habits of visual note making and independent research by developing a sketch and notebook to record learning.