Instructor: Bonnie Prinse
Credit Hours: 1.00

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Course Description


This distance learning course is designed to give the student an overview of roof types and materials in today's world which lend themselves to being used in a "cool roof". Roofing materials and colors impact how buildings -- and even entire cities -- handle heating and cooling. Construction materials and application available today are discussed as well as a look into the future with products that show promise in performance and sustainability.



Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of cool roof construction and be able to:

 

  • Explain the various roofing materials available and how they are used in cool roof construction;
  • Recognize roofing materials and their environmental impact to the planet either through their manufacture or use;
  • Discuss new construction materials in current research and development;
  • Understand the importance of applying specific roof systems in hot and often, humid, climates


Instructor Bio


Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”



Other Approvals


American Institute of Architects (AIA): PJ607ENV07