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CEE 1010 Learning Where you Live: Building Energy, Autopsy, Engineering and Behavioral Approach

Instructor: Howard Chong

Lecture: M 5:30-6:30PM BAL 3331

Fall, spring. 1 credit. S-U grades only.

Enrollment limited to: freshmen or permission of instructor. 

Students will go “behind the walls” to understand why some buildings use less energy than others. Retrofitting America’s buildings is a key part of US sustainability strategy, but efforts are stalled. Take this course and find out why. In this hands-on class, you will (1) visit real buildings and “dissect” them to understand how buildings work, (2) investigate how government policies successfully and unsuccessfully promote retrofits, and (3) talk to real homeowners to see what they are really thinking. 

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