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Center for Real Estate offers Green Building Course
Author: Real Estate Students Study Green Building
Posted: July 5, 2007
Starting this Fall, PSU real estate graduate students will have the opportunity to take a new course in Green Building. This course looks at developing new real estate properties and communities with attention to environmental sustainability, reduced operating costs, and enhanced residential and working environmental conditions. Students will learn about green building standards and techniques for assessing project success.

Topics for the USP 510 Green Building course will include:

• Green Building Principles

• Benefits of Green Building

• Costs of Green Building

• Energy Efficiency

• Transportation: Transit, Ride-Sharing, Transit

• Transportation: Automobile Parking

• Sustainable Materials

• Stormwater Management

• Building Commissioning

The instructor, Eric Ridenour, is an Associate, Project Architect and Urban Designer with SERA Architects in Portland. He has over ten years experience in both planning and architecture, and has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He is a registered architect in Washington and a LEED Accredited Professional. He has also served as co-chair of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council / Portland Branch. He holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon.