L&T EduTech
Resource and Waste Management in Buildings
L&T EduTech

Resource and Waste Management in Buildings

Included with Coursera Plus

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

7 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Understand the features of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and implement energy efficient strategies in HVAC and Lighting system

  • Understand the concepts of waste water treatment and usage, rainwater harvesting and provide strategies for achieving water efficiency in buildings

  • Develop waste management plan for buildings by understanding waste treatment methodologies and resource recovery

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile

Recently updated!

May 2024

Assessments

4 assignments

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

7 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

Placeholder

Build your subject-matter expertise

This course is part of the Sustainable Design Practices in Building Design Specialization
When you enroll in this course, you'll also be enrolled in this Specialization.
  • Learn new concepts from industry experts
  • Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
  • Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects
  • Earn a shareable career certificate
Placeholder
Placeholder

Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review

Placeholder

There are 4 modules in this course

Energy efficiency, the practice of accomplishing tasks with reduced energy consumption for the same outcomes, emerges as a key focus in this module, particularly in the context of building structures. Beginning with a comprehensive exploration of the nature of energy and its diverse forms within buildings, the discourse transitions into methods for optimizing energy efficiency within these structures. Emphasis is placed on the pivotal role of building energy simulation and the crucial features outlined in the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC). The module also illuminates strategies for enhancing energy efficiency in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and lighting, supported by illustrative examples. Additionally, the module underscores the significance of integrating renewable energy sources, implementing energy management systems, and the procedural insights into conducting an effective energy audit within building environments.

What's included

7 videos5 readings1 assignment

Water efficiency entails minimizing water consumption in various activities without compromising comfort or functionality. This module focuses on the planning and design of water management systems for buildings. The module encompasses strategies to reduce water usage through the adoption of certified water-efficient fixtures following the Uniform Illustrated Plumbing Code of India. Additionally, the module delves into the detailed exploration of rainwater harvesting as a vital measure to address water crises. The significance of water metering, its types, and contemporary trends are elucidated. The final segment covers the treatment of wastewater, the reuse of treated water, and achieving water efficiency in landscaping through the implementation of effective irrigation techniques.

What's included

4 videos2 readings1 assignment

The module commences with the concept of an environmental footprint and its implications on the global environment due to generated waste. This waste management module provides valuable insights into the generation of waste in buildings, its treatment, and secure disposal. Initially, we examine the diverse types of waste and various treatment methodologies, including processes such as converting waste into energy and resource recovery. Given that the nature of generated waste varies depending on the building's purpose, our focus extends to waste management strategies tailored for healthcare facilities and mixed-use residential and commercial buildings. The comprehensive waste management approach encompasses the identification of waste types, segregation practices, in-house transportation systems, storage methods, treatment processes, reuse initiatives, and proper disposal methods.

What's included

5 videos3 readings1 assignment

Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste involves a diverse array of materials arising from construction activities, such as concrete, wood, metals, and others, which must be handled separately. This module on construction and demolition waste management offers a perspective on sustainable practices for handling C&D waste. It will cover the composition, measurement, processing techniques, and regulations associated with C&D waste management. The module will emphasize the adoption of a circular economy approach to enhance resource efficiency and minimize environmental repercussions. Additionally, we will explore case studies showcasing C&D waste management strategies that promote sustainable practices within the construction industry.

What's included

8 videos1 assignment

Instructor

Subject Matter Expert
L&T EduTech
46 Courses18,054 learners

Offered by

L&T EduTech

Recommended if you're interested in Environmental Science and Sustainability

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."
Placeholder

Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions