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EENG 8221 - Introduction to Green Buildings & Infrastructure

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Green buildings and infrastructure have a positive economic future. Green building creates green jobs that save energy and money. In fact, as economic experts call for a recovery plan focused on green jobs and infrastructure, as consumers look to live in more economically sustainable homes, as businesses strive to cut operating costs, and as our national security needs depend on an end to reliance on foreign energy sources, green buildings' ability to deliver solutions to these pressing challenges promises to change the way we view the building industry.The future of the built environment centres on energy efficiency, water reduction, systems that encourage cleaner indoor air, the use of recycled and more sustainable developed materials, and communities that coexist with their environments.


Diploma of Technology or Degree in Engineering, Science or Natural Resources.



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Gravitying Outcomes

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

  • Appraise opportunities for new buildings that can be built with green construction methods and designed for long-term operations and maintenance savings.
  • Determine how existing buildings can be made greener by incorporating energy monitoring systems, energy conservation, recycling and water conservation.
  • Outline a variety of secondary but important business operations (such as travel, procurement and synergies of integrating systems) that affect building and infrastructure sustainability.
  • Assess the impact of building green on investments by lowering energy costs and operating costs.
  • Discuss how green building retrofits and investment in alternative energy sources relates to greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation strategies.
  • Incorporate concepts of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification system and similar systems used internationally in various design models.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

EENG 8221 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering Technology
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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