Courses

Photo Credit: Dockside Green in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Photo Credit: Dockside Green in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

NRE 605 / BA 605 / ARCH 507 Green Development (Winter Semester)

Description:

While the built environment is a major source of society’s impact on the environment, it also offers a major opportunity for innovative solutions to mitigate impact.  This multidisciplinary-oriented course explores green (or sustainable) development from a variety of perspectives: architectural design, site planning and construction; energy and water consumption; public policy; costs and financial benefit analysis; and social justice and equity.

How it feels to be a poor mother living without heat during a blizzard by Terrence McCoy, Washington Post 1/23/16 /Photo credit: Amanda Voisard

How it feels to be a poor mother living without heat during a blizzard by Terrence McCoy, Washington Post 1/23/16 (Photo credit: Amanda Voisard)

Energy Justice (Fall Semester)

Both undergraduate and graduate courses in development.

Description: This course explores equity issues related to both domestic and international energy access, affordability and sovereignty concerns and the social, economic, and institutional environments that produce, sustain and but also eliminate disparities. Discussions include energy and human rights, energy consumption, clean energy access, environmental and climate justice, and public policy.