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GSD 130 - Green Building Materials

Description: Pre or Concurrent Requisites: GSS 128 This course will introduce students to the design, application, recycling and cost analysis of various green building materials in residential and commercial buildings and their ability to increase the energy efficiency in buildings. The selection and installation of various construction materials to include the insulation, foundations, concrete slabs on grade, the building envelope, roof, windows and doors, finished floor materials, low volatile organic compound wall finishes, and FSC wood will be discussed including harvesting and transporting. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSD 132 - Green Projects Case Studies

Description: Pre or Concurrent Requisites: GSS 128 This course will allow students to research and analyze various green building projects on Long Island and New York City to learn different methods used to achieve sustainable design through the use of green building practices. Building projects will be evaluated in terms of site selection, orientation, water and energy efficiency, renewable energy storage, on-site power generation, indoor air quality and the efficient use of building materials. Students will be required to visit one project site discussed, during the semester. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSD 200 - Wind Turbines / Solar Panels Applications

Prerequisites: GSS 126 and GSS 128

Description: Students will be introduced to the methodology by which different wind turbines function and produce electricity including power generation, wind speed, turbine size, efficiency of turbine aerodynamics, power storage potential, and payback. Comparison of different locations for wind turbine installation and structural design and construction will be discussed. Students will be introduced to the concept by which various types of solar panels (photovoltaic panels) installations produce electricity including direct and alternating current. Site selection and evaluation for installation of the solar panels on residential homes and buildings including correct sizing for building consumption, power storage potential, code compliance and government incentives will be discussed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSD 202 - Water Recycling / Wastewater Treatment

Prerequisites: GSS 128

Description: This course will introduce students to the principles of design, application, and the cost analysis of water recycling and reuse methods and on-site wastewater treatment for building construction including the layout and design of building piping. Methods of water retention, filtration and reuse of rainwater through erosion control measures and green roofs, greywater, black water, infiltration systems, various plumbing fixtures, and direct and indirect strategies for on-site wastewater treatment including living machines and constructed wetlands will be discussed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSD 204 - Energy Codes and Energy Analysis

Prerequisites: GSS 128

Description: This course will introduce students to the techniques used to make residential and commercial buildings more energy efficient including energy analysis software, energy audits, construction costs and maintenance costs. Methodology used during construction to maintain compliance with the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State, ASHRAE 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings and ASHRAE 90.2 Energy Efficient Design of Residential Buildings. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSD 206 - HVAC \ Air Quality

Prerequisites: GSS 128

Description: This course will introduce students to the various factors in building design and construction that affect the indoor air quality including the comparison of various passive and mechanical ventilation systems. Compliance with ASHRAE standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings, MERV ratings, use of low and zero volatile organic compounds and construction air quality control plans will be discussed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech