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Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Materials and Green Buildings

Learn how to use sustainable materials to lessen the impact of environmental degradation from this free online course.

Environmental Studies
Free Course
This free online Sustainable Materials and Green Building course will teach you the biosphere’s impact on the environment and the concept of environmental sustainability. You will analyze how sustainable building materials can help lessen the impact of environmental degradation. Learn the skills to generate healthy buildings that can be sustainable to the occupant and also the environment. Start this course and begin your next learning journey!
  • Duration

    20-30 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will begin by introducing you to factors affecting the world’s population growth. You will be enlightened on the changes in global consumption, the resultant effect on the level of waste generation, and how to measure this to sustain the earth’s natural resources. You will explore the science of the earth’s natural system which involves the interactions among the major components of earth’s system like the biosphere, atmosphere, and energy systems. Also, you will discuss the biosphere’s impact on the environment and the meaning of environmental sustainability. 

The course goes on further to explore the major roles materials play in buildings. You will learn the importance of using green materials in building instead of conventional materials which are detrimental to the environment. You will learn about the energy in building, how to calculate ecological footprint, which is a measure of humanity’s demand on nature, and the raw materials used for cement production. Also, you will study the composition of the fuel used in cement and the physical and chemical characterization of materials. 

Lastly, you will be introduced to the mineralogical characterization of materials and design optimization of buildings along with solar energy, and green building rating systems. This will improve your understanding of insulated concrete form, insulated form, and modular construction. By the end of this course, you will improve your knowledge of how sustainable building materials can contribute to lessening the impact of environmental degradation. This course will be of immense interest to students, researchers, ecologists, environmentalists, and anyone with an interest in sustainability practices. Register for this course and begin your next learning journey today.

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Modules

Introduction to Planet Equivalent

Role of Materials and Embodied Energy

Fuel For Cement

Alternative Fuel for Cement and Embodied Energy

Recycled Aggregate

Estimation of Thermal Conductivity

Diploma in Sustainable Materials and Green Buildings - First Assessment

Carbon Balance, Sealants and Emission Models

Energy Efficient Design of Building

Urban Heat Island

Energy Conservation Building Code

Solar Energy and Solar Cells

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete and Insulated Precast System

Diploma in Sustainable Materials and Green Buildings - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:


  • Explain the meaning of environmental sustainability
  • Explain the meaning of ecological footprint and its relevance to material sustainability and green building
  • Explain how science and technology has contributed to population grow
  • Describe how conventional materials endangers our ecosystem
  • Explain the impact of biosphere on the environment
  • Identify the major roles materials play in buildings
  • Define solar energy

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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