Renewable Energy for Green Buildings

Renewable Energy for Green Buildings


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The course will provide a broad overview of the types of non-renewable fuel sources used commonly today to provide power to the built environment; renewable fuel sources/technology alternatives to conserve and replace the use of fossil fuels in terms of supplying power to residential/commercial green buildings and credit achievement within the LEED Rating System.


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  1. Identify the major differences between non-renewable fuel sources and renewable fuel sources
  2. Discuss the processes involved with use of non-renewable fuel sources (coal, oil, natural gas)
  3. Discuss renewable fuel alternatives and technologies (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, nuclear, ocean, solar, wind and hydrogen)
  4. Analyze the feasibility and benefits of renewable fuels as a source for providing power to green buildings
  5. Describe the credits available for renewable energy in green buildings in the LEED rating system