ACT-109: Residential Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Catalog Info

Effective Term
Fall 2015
WebAdvisor Title
Resid Energy Effic & Sustain
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
5 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Introduces the principles of energy consumption and the sustainable design and construction of residential structures. Focuses on evaluating the energy efficiency and sustainability of a traditionally constructed home using current design analysis software and, upon reviewing the data, recommending a new sustainable design strategy and evaluating the impact on the home’s performance. Examines a variety of current and proposed energy sources with regard to residential construction, geographical location, efficiency, and sustainability. Also covers standard and sustainable construction materials, methods, and residential terminology.

Course Satisfies MACRAO Requirements

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

  • Provide, in writing, a request to the department indicating the proposed rationale for requesting credit and describing (via portfolio) the type of college level learning upon which the request is based.
  • Schedule an interview with the appropriate instructor(s) to discuss the request and review a portfolio of work.
  • Office Contact
    School of Business, Entrepreneurship & Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211