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RBPT 1300 - FUNDAMENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SCIENCE

A study of the house as a complex interrelated system of people, building technologies, and the environment. Emphasizes residential building techniques and how they affect the needs for energy, water, and materials while providing a safe, healthy, and comfortable home. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the whole house approach to home construction using basic strategies to build energy-efficient, safe, and healthy homes with a variety of materials
  • Explain the movement in different climates of heat, moisture, and air through the building enclosure
  • Identify methods homeowners and building professionals use to contribute to the construction of resource-efficient, safe, healthy, and comfortable homes while minimizing the impact on the environment

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3