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View Resource Lighting Class Activity: Web Search

This class exercise asks students to use the web to search for lighting resources. Students are asked to find resources that focus on both traditional and green lighting technologies. They will then write a one page report on what they found and the best features of their favorite sites. This assignment would be most useful in a high school or lower college level residential design course. This...

View Resource Lighting and Electrical Plan Class Activity

This class exercise asks students to complete a lighting and electrical plan for a building in the most energy efficient approach possible. They will be given a floor plan to work with, and will then determine which outlets, types of lighting and switches to use. This document may be downloaded in Microsoft Word Doc file format.

View Resource Materials And Estimating: Building Design Research Assignment

This research assignment asks building design students to research manufacturers and companies that produce kitchen and bath design materials. The assignment is intended to be done throughout an entire semester. Students will compare a traditional product used in kitchen or bath design to a similar "green" or sustainable product. A large component of the project asks the students to research the...

View Resource Materials And Estimating: Final Estimating Project

This final class project asks building design students to evaluate a space and determine the materials needed in that space. Materials include appliances, fixtures and surfacing materials (walls, countertops, floors) . Students will complete two lists of required materials, one of green or sustainable materials and one of traditional materials. This is intended to be a long-term class assignment...

View Resource Learning Cycle Planner: Tracking the Sun's Path in the Sky

These classroom materials from Joe Orzali integrate the topics of earth and space science, natural cycles, alternative energy, green building and ecological preservation. The activity involves tracking the apparent motion of the sun in the sky on a model in which a plastic dome represents the sky. Step by step instructions are provided for the classroom activity along with several in-class...

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