GBC Unit 7 - Building Science

Students are introduced to the core principles of building science. Building science is a systems-based approach to construction that examines the building as a system of parts and materials that interact with one another, its occupants, and the environment in profound ways. Students learn about the building as shelters, designed to protect occupants through the design and construction of performance-based building envelopes. Students are also introduced to key energy measurements, and perform a home energy audit to synthesize and apply key understandings from the unit.