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HIgh Performance Design & the LEED Rating System


High performance design is changing the way buildings are built and the way design and construction professionals work. The US Green Building Council developed the LEED Rating System as a tool to promote and propagate high performance building design; LEED has become the dominant green building rating system in the US and is being adapted for use around the world. This course presents integrated design and sustainability principles through the lens of the LEED for New Construction Rating System. Students will learn how to use LEED on projects both as a design tool and for building certification. They will gain an understanding of the evolving role of LEED in professional practice and in larger issues of human & environmental health.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * TM7428 and HT7520 or AS7520
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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