BSS737 Working with Solar Radiation: Four Sustainable Roof Systems
|Offered by||CertainTeed Corporation|
Valley Forge, PA 19482
This courses about four different roof-top systems that respond to the challenge of sustainably addressing solar radiation. It begin s by describing ways the solar radiation typically affects buildings, and some of the effects this has on their environments. I t als o reviews three metrics used to describe rooftop performance, the key one being the solar reflectance index (SRI), and expla ins what they measure. The core of the course is reviews of four roof-top systems that address solar radiation and provide sustai nability be nefits: Cool roofs Green roofs Solar thermal systems Solar PV systems
- Describe the functional effects of a building being a solar radiation absorber, and two broad sustainable design strategiesthat address solar radiation.
- Describe what the solar reflectance index (SRI) measures, and why it is significant in gauging the sustainability of a roof.
- Describe what a cool roof is and list some of its benefits.
- Describe how three important environmental sustainability programs specify acceptable cool roof performance.
- Describe the two types of green roofing systems, and some of the considerations that inform the green roof design process.
- Describe how solar thermal systems work, and some of the best practices that guide their design and installation.
- Explain how PV systems generate electricity, and some of the basics of electrical systems.
- Describe factors that affect the amount and availability of solar radiation for generating electricity.
- State the credits and criteria used by LEED for points available for each of the four systems described in the course.
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