Green Home Design Course coming to SLV in 2013


Interested in learning to build environmentally friendly homes and other buildings? Adams State University Community Partnerships is hosting a green home design workshop series teaching techniques and methods when incorporating energy-efficient systems and technologies to any sort of building.

This course will give participants a firm grasp on the basics of energy efficient home design, and provide a great foundation for anyone wanting to enter the green construction industry, anyone who is interested in making their current home more energy efficient or anyone who would one day like to build a home of their own.

This class covers a wide variety of topics, and includes hands-on lessons and home tours in addition to lectures, giving students a practical education on building their home. This 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.

Current ASU students may take the course as part of their general curriculum, while other community members may register non-credit for the course as a whole for $275, or for individual classes at $35 for a lecture-based class and $60 for a home-tour or hands-on lesson.

Classes will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. every other Saturday, starting January 19, in School of Business room 142 on the Adams State Campus.

For more information, or to register, please contact Karl at (719) 587-8209, or at