Lesson 3: Assigning Energy Efficient Building Elements

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Introduction

In this lesson, students will make changes to the building elements and building orientation to positively effect building performance..

Lesson Time

4 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Engineering Technology
    • Architectural Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Design
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California English Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to model for the purposes of analysis a "cool roof" with a Solar Reflective Index (SRI) to meet LEED standards.
  • Students will be able to model for the purposes of analysis, an energy efficient wall with a high R-Value.
  • Students will be able to replace all of the existing walls with energy efficient walls using "Find/Replace" strategies
  • Students will be able to model for the purposes of analysis, energy efficient wwindows with a low U-Value, high Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and proper Visible Transmittance.
  • Students will be able to replace all of the existing windows with energy efficient windows using "Find/Replace" strategies
  • Students will be able to change the orientation of the building with a goal of evaluating for building performance.
  • Students will be able to model for the purposes of analysis, an energy efficient slab foundation floor with a high R-Value.
  • Students will be able to model for the purposes of analysis, energy efficient lighting (high efficiency T-5 or T-8 CFL's) .

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