[act-ma] Fwd: [NEFOOD] Green Building Class at UMass
gmoke at world.std.com
Thu Apr 8 12:19:04 PDT 2010
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "John M. Gerber" <jgerber at psis.umass.edu>
> Date: April 8, 2010 8:28:46 AM EDT
> To: nefood at elist.tufts.edu
> Cc: Ryan Harb <iamharb at gmail.com>
> Subject: [NEFOOD] Green Building Class at UMass
> Reply-To: jgerber at psis.umass.edu
> Greetings NEFooders,
> Do you want to know more about green building? Do you know a
> student who might want to earn college credit to learn about green
> My name is Ryan Harb. For those of you who don't know me, I'm a
> finishing graduate student from UMass and in May I will become the
> first person in the country to receive a MS in Green Building. I
> have a strong interest in ecological design and for 4 years I have
> been transforming my single-family home in Amherst, a college rental
> property, into a model sustainable residence. One project I'm
> working on now is a front yard transformation – creating a 5000 s.f.
> highly productive, food producing, permaculture garden at my home.
> Designing sustainable (food and other) systems is one of many
> aspects of green building.
> This summer I will be co-teaching a 3-week Sustainable Design and
> Construction course at Sirius Community in Shutesbury, MA - a model
> educational and sustainable ecovillage in scenic western
> Massachusetts. This is one of the few opportunities in the country
> to receive college credit while learning experientially about
> sustainable design and construction. All students will receive
> natural building certification upon completion of this course.
> Course Topics:
> What is Green Building?
> We will take you on an ecological journey through the entire green
> building process: from site selection and laying the foundation to
> selecting appropriate materials and conducting a life cycle analysis.
> Green Structures: Simple to Complex
> Green building at its simplest form: primitive shelter building,
> site analysis, passive solar architecture, patterning for energy
> efficiency, renewable energy technologies.
> Natural Building:
> Exploration of natural building materials, their properties and
> their 'roles' as structural components. Students gain experience in
> timber frame, straw bale and cob construction.
> Community Strategies:
> Eco-village and community design; master plans and how they evolve
> over time. Group design project and presentation.
> Course Dates: June 21 – July 11
> Apply before April 15th! The deadline is soon approaching.
> Contact Living Routes today: http://www.livingroutes.com/programs/p_greenbuilding.htm
> Questions to: Ryan Harb <iamharb at gmail.com>
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