The Gateway to Up-To-Date Information on Integrated 'Whole Building' Design Techniques and Technologies
The goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.
The Cafritz Environmental Center, a 3,000 sf day-use education and events building, is designed to work together with other new campus structures to achieve net zero energy and water targets.
During their construction, occupancy, renovation, repurposing, and demolition, buildings use energy, water, and raw materials, generate waste, and emit potentially harmful atmospheric emissions. These facts have prompted the creation of green building standards, certifications, and rating systems aimed at mitigating the impact of buildings on the natural environment through sustainable design.
The Corrosion Fundamentals course explains corrosion impacts to facilities & infrastructure and why they are important to the Department of Defense. It includes the "expanded" definition of corrosion, and the current laws, policies, and guidance that govern prevention and control.