ERIC Number: ED224984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Efficient Homes and Small Buildings. Vocational Education, Industrial Arts Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1698.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
This curriculum guide provides high school carpentry, construction, or drafting course teachers with material related to retrofitting a building for energy conservation. Section 1 discusses how design and construction methods affect energy use. Section 2 focuses on care and maintenance of energy efficient buildings. In addition to informative materials, a student's study guide, answer key, and a student activity are provided. Section 3 offers suggestions and activities for improving energy conservation through landscaping. Information on the effect of geographic location is provided in section 4. Section 5 focuses on building insulation. Topics are an analysis of insulation materials and their uses as well as attic, floor, and duct insulation. Five study guides are provided on the type and amount of insulation to use; insulation in the floor, walls, basement and crawl space; and installing vapor barriers. Section 6 contains informative materials on selecting and installing storm windows and doors. Topics are installation of weather stripping and caulking, types of windows to use, and door improvement. Study guides on types of windows and provision for energy efficiency are also included. A summary test (with answer key) for all of the material is provided. Transparency masters are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Building Design, Building Trades, Carpentry, Conservation Education, Construction (Process), Curriculum Guides, Design Requirements, Drafting, Energy Conservation, Facility Improvement, High Schools, Housing, Industrial Arts, Instructional Materials, Landscaping, Learning Activities, Trade and Industrial Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.