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Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability, Spring 2008
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This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles ...

This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to building design, ecology, and climate change; and economic and life cycle concepts are applied to resource evaluation and engineering design. Numerical models are used to integrate concepts and to assess environmental impacts of human activities. Problem sets involve development of MATLABĺ¨ models for particular engineering applications. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not essential.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Economics
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M.I.T.
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Author:
McLaughlin, Dennis
Green the Building
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Managing buildings and their complex and interconnected systems requires an understanding of ...

Managing buildings and their complex and interconnected systems requires an understanding of technology, financial planning, and even human behavior to create solutions that conserve resources, reduce waste, save money, and satisfy occupants.
Green the Building simplifies the complex world of sustainable design, construction, and operations to present building and occupant management challenges in a succinct and graspable way. Learn technical concepts and figure out what strategies work best in an engaging and risk-free game-based environment.

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Business and Communication
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General Services Administration (GSA); Noblis
Sustainable Facilities Tool
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The SFTool is a robust, practical and engaging resource for facility managers, ...

The SFTool is a robust, practical and engaging resource for facility managers, purchasing agents, designers, tenants, and the general public to understand why sustainability matters and how to take practical steps to create healthier, more comfortable, high-performance workplaces. SFTool explains sustainable options and enables informed decision-making by making it easy to learn about sustainability topics, view planning strategies, explore virtual spaces, identify federal sustainability requirements, practice managing a building, read case studies and share knowledge.

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Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Education
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Interactive
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Simulations
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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General Services Administration (GSA); Noblis