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Dive into the evolving field of sustainability. This class covers various aspects of making your homes more sustainable for your health. The format will be heavy on the how to with a little theory to illustrate why.
The first session will include an overview of various applications and principles of sustainability, economic factors including life cycle cost analysis, and rating systems and certifications. The second session will explore systems and technologies to reduce energy and water usage. The third session will examine sustainable building materials, indoor air quality, and waste reduction procedures. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, or considering purchasing or remodeling a home, this class is offered to teach you to both build and live sustainable and to inspire you by introducing you to key concepts to green it yourself or discuss with your architect, building professional, or contractor.
Britta Tuschoff has a master's in architecture and specializes in sustainable and passive housing. She has worked at a number of architecture firms in Germany and the United States and taken part in designing several notable buildings. She also teaches sustainable design and interior architecture at a bay area university. In her spare time she builds custom furniture from salvaged materials.