ERIC Number: ED229611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Competency Based Education Curriculum for Energy Efficient Building Construction.
Cole, John; And Others
This competency-based curriculum for energy-efficient building construction is intended to educate students in the importance of conserving energy and to provide for developing skills needed in the application of energy-saving techniques that result in energy-efficient buildings. Each of the eight units is based on one to five competencies. For each one a student competency sheet is provided with the following information: competency statement, learning steps, a list of learning activities, and a suggested student evaluation. Where appropriate, information sheets and study guides (with answer keys) are provided to enable the students to complete the learning activities. Unit topics are (1) plan selection; (2) site selection; (3) foundation construction; (4) floors, walls, and ceilings; (5) roof and attic ventilation; (6) heating and cooling equipment; (7) passive solar fundamentals; and (8) maintenance. An appendix contains 23 tables that are referenced in the curriculum. A bibliography is also provided. (Some reading assignments in other textbooks and references are required. Sources of some additional reference materials--print and nonprint--are cited.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Behavioral Objectives, Building Design, Building Trades, Competency Based Education, Conservation Education, Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Curriculum Guides, Energy Conservation, Heating, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Site Selection, Solar Energy, Trade and Industrial Education, Ventilation
West Virginia Vocational Curriculum Laboratory, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV 25271.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Vocational Curriculum Lab., Cedar Lakes.; United Career Center, Clarksburg, WV.
Identifiers: Passive Solar Design; West Virginia