Regenerative Landscape Design: Shelters (RV-6712)
As part of the landscape, a shelter must exist harmoniously with the land and ecosystem by adapting to natural processes without interrupting them. Unfortunately, the way shelters and human settlements have evolved has helped contribute to the environmental crises we are currently experiencing— global warming, urban heat islands, and ground and surface water degradation. This 3-hour interactive online course discusses how we can make shelters a natural part of the ecological system by implementing planning and designing techniques, using earth sheltering, and conserving energy with solar power.
Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course, you will:
•Determine what shelters could and should be and how they can become a natural part of the ecological system
•Understand sustainable shelter design with consideration of climate, location and renewable materials
•Recognize the techniques and value of using the earth in planning and designing shelters
•Become familiar with solar energy by learning how to control sunlight to heat and cool shelters and how to compute sun angles and overhangs
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