AET/ET 280 Green Building Design Principles
This course is designed to provide individuals, who are working in or seeking employment in the green building field, with an overview of the green building industry and its components. Specifically, this course will assist students in their preparation for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) Examination, which is the most recognized professional accreditation for green building in the nation. Emphasis is placed on the six categories of design that green buildings must address for LEED Certification: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation & Design Process. Each of these categories will be studied, with a focus on the significance of each particular credit.
ET 160 Hazardous Waste Site Remediation Systems
This course provides an overview of remediation systems that are employed in cleaning up hazardous waste sites. The remediation systems that will be studied include: groundwater remediation systems, soil vapor extraction, chemical extraction/soil washing, solidification/stabilization, bioremediation, thermal processes, and chemical destruction. Specific details on the compounds removed, the fundamentals and specific applications of each method will be examined. Innovative remediation technologies and trends in remediation systems will be studied. A case study, which will highlight the remediation processes that are being used at a selected remediation site, will be examined. Prerequisite: CHEM 110; ET 101
ET 170 Groundwater Hydrology and Sampling
This course is designed to train individuals, who are working in or who seek employment in the environmental field, with an overview of the basic physical and chemical nature of groundwater aquifer systems, an overview of the techniques of sampling protocols for obtaining groundwater samples based on US EPA approved sampling protocols, and an introduction to groundwater pollution, remediation, and protection. Emphasis is placed on developing practical working knowledge of groundwater resources, groundwater protection, and groundwater remediation.