Green Home Design Course open to students and community members

(12-07-2015)

As environmental matters grow more and more prominent in our communities, media, and personal lives, the need is ever growing for ways to maintain one's quality of life while minimizing our impact on the environment. Natural Power and Adams State University Community Partnerships are offering a course, to both Adams State students and San Luis Valley community members, that fills this need by educating attendees on a wide variety of environmentally-friendly construction designs, materials, and technology. This class gives a practical education on the construction and modification of healthy and holistic living spaces designed to minimize their negative impact on the resident and the environment, and is relevant to any current or future homeowner.

The Green Home Design course will cover topics such as use of solar energy, conservation of energy and water, straw bale and adobe housing, and retrofitting an existing home, among many others. It also gives students the opportunity to visit environmentally friendly buildings around the valley and take part in hands-on lessons. Classes will be held every other Saturday starting on January 23, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the School of Business room 142 on the Adams State Campus. The course is available both for-credit for ASU students (CRN 12236, ID 179), as well as non-credit for community members.

Current ASU students may register for the course as they would any other class at Adams State, while community members may register for the course either in person or over the phone with ASU Community Partnerships.

For more information, or to register non-credit, please contact Brock at 719-587-7230.