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Sustainable Architecture: Selecting Sites and Materials

Learn about selecting the right sites, materials and resources for sustainable buildings in this free online course.

Engineering
Free Course
This free online course teaches you how to select the correct sites, materials and resources for the construction and maintenance of sustainable buildings. You will study the issues and concerns associated with site development, especially for large sites. You will also learn about waste management and the various compliance criteria for selecting, using and reusing different materials, and disposing of waste.
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course is about site selection and development for Sustainable Architecture. You will be shown how to select the correct materials and resources that are needed and how to deal with issues and concerns of large sites, while meeting the various compliance requirements. You will also learn about the analysis and assessment of the site conditions based upon different parameters, followed by the strategies which should be employed for sustainable site development.

Next, you will learn about common issues and concerns of site development with the emphasis on the phenomenon of the Urban Heat Island and how to address it. You will also learn about the different properties to be considered while selecting the materials and resources for construction and maintenance of sustainable buildings.

Finally, you will learn about solid waste management and the various compliance criteria for selecting, using and reusing different materials in construction, as well as effective disposal of waste. Although largely addressed towards undergraduate students, all others who want to learn about sustainable and green building concepts and who are planning to go ahead in the field of green building design and implementation, will greatly benefit from this course. Why wait, start this course today!

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Learning Outcomes

Once you have completed this course, you should be able to: 


  • State the site selection criteria for sustainable development
  • Identify the parameters for site assessment
  • Describe the measures used to minimize disturbances to the site and its surroundings
  • Discuss sustainability strategies for large site development
  • Describe prevalent measures to mitigate effects such as the Urban Heat Island and Stormwater Runoff
  • List the benefits of waste recycling
  • Discuss the challenges of waste management
  • Identify the compliance criteria for waste management and recycling
  • Explain the strategies and technologies employed in treating different kinds of waste
  • Select appropriate recycled and locally sourced materials for construction

Certification

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

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

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