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Integrated Sustainability Curriculum

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Construction Curriculum Development

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25.792.1 - 25.792.8



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James G. Sullivan University of Florida, Gainesville

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James Sullivan is currently the Charles R. Perry Assistant Professor at the M.E. Rinker, Sr., School of Building Construction, University of Florida, Gainesville. His course work includes construction techniques, high performance, and surveying.

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Integrated Sustainability Curriculum AuthorAs sustainable construction continues to increase its market share in the commercial constructionrealm there is continued discussion regarding providing adequate exposure to sustainablepractices in undergraduate curriculum. This paper reviews the progress made since 1998 topresent in undergraduate integrated and supplemented education courses in a prominent four yearconstruction program.. The question of accreditation requirements and initial career offeringsare also discussed.Sustainable construction, specifically United States Green Building Council Leadership inEnergy and Engineering, places an emphasis on design integration, professional and industryeducation, and market transformation – both in products and installation techniques. Thequestion at hand is how to prepare construction and engineering students for what is quicklybecoming the norm for construction in the United States.

Sullivan, J. G. (2012, June), Integrated Sustainability Curriculum Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21549

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