Late Fall 2009

E 100.1
Green Building: Materials & Construction
3 units
Instructor: Fred Stitt, Architect, Director

The basics and the latest advances in earth, straw bale, and bamboo construction. The green building movement has grown from a handful of pioneers to a few dozen, to hundreds of enthusiasts, and now thousands of practicing designers and builders of green buildings.  SFIA has been a part of this movement from the day it was founded in 1990. It’s the most radical and widespread transformation in the history of architecture and construction. It changes the world, and it changes every aspect of what it means to be a design or construction professional. Meanwhile, new ideas, inventions, and green improvements are coming into play at breakneck speed. These classes present the total picture: the history, the technology, the best applications; what works and what doesn’t work. Get 100% informed and up to date, in just six weekly classes. E-100.1 and E-100.2 also include introductions to the LEED and Build it Green systems of certifying green buildings and show how best to obtain green certification as you plan and design green buildings.

E 100.2
Green Building: Energy & Environment
3 units
Instructor:  Fred Stitt, Architect, Director

The basics and the latest advances in solar power, alternative heating and cooling systems, greywater and rainwater harvesting. The green building movement has grown from a handful of pioneers to a few dozen, to hundreds of enthusiasts, and now thousands of practicing designers and builders of green buildings.  SFIA has been a part of this movement from the day it was founded in 1990. It’s the most radical and widespread transformation in the history of architecture and construction. It changes the world, and it changes every aspect of what it means to be a design or construction professional. Meanwhile, new ideas, inventions, and green improvements are coming into play at breakneck speed. These classes present the total picture: the history, the technology, the best applications; what works and what doesn’t work. Get 100% informed and up to date, in just six weekly classes. E-100.1 and E-100.2 also include introductions to the LEED and Build it Green systems of certifying green buildings, and show how best to obtain green certification as you plan and design green buildings.

E 225
Eco Residential Remodeling
3 units

Instructor: Dave Deppen, Architect

Dave Deppen has worked with pioneering Eco Design luminaries, including Malcolm Wells and Sim Van der Ryn. He has an extensive background in ecological design projects. Our focus will be smart, practical, ecologically–based remodeling in a world of climate change and peak oil and financial tumult. Our theme will be “critical thinking,” as we explore home improvement issues and decision making. This course includes new ways to assess the big picture for your remodeling project, High-priority eco criteria that are often missed, How to sort through the endless and bewildering options, Which health issues are the most significant, Keys to lowering costs, Essentials for smooth construction and day-to-day use, Integrating inside and outside planning. This course is for designers, homeowners, students, and sustainability and real estate professionals. Suggested reference text (optional): Natural Remodeling for the Not-So Green Home, by Carol Venolia and Kelly Lerner.

E 22
Green Project Management:
1 unit / One Day seminar
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Instructor: Dave Deppen, Architect
Dave Deppen has worked with pioneering Eco Design luminaries such as Malcolm Wells and Sim Van der Ryn. He has a long background in green and ecological design projects. This intensive introductory seminar focuses on core skills and techniques to accomplish your project’s green goals. We’ll combine proven best practices with unique approaches for ecologically advanced projects. Topics include: Often-missed essentials for starting your project, How to guide programming and project priorities, Quality assurance time savers, The key to cost control on green projects, Behind the scenes at certifying systems, Best ways to benefit the construction process, Team dynamics . . .and more. We will discuss many situations from real projects. The core discipline will be green architecture, but the course is open to all students and design, sustainability and consulting professions

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