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1.1. 25. Personal Budget

1.1.1. Long-term Financial Goals Saving & Spending Emergency Fund Retirement Investing 529 Plans

1.1.2. Debt Credit cards Loans Debt Management Identity Theft Credit Reports Consumer Protection Laws

1.1.3. Renting/Owning Pros/cons of each

1.1.4. Taxes Jurisdictions Federal State Local Types Income Employment Sales

1.1.5. Insurance Types Health Life Home/Renters' Auto Business Coverage Premiums Liability Deductible Claims


2.1. 12. Self-discovery/Career

2.1.1. Skills + Passions = Career Cluster Exploration Labor Market Data Networking 5-step Problem-solving Model Internships, part-time jobs & volunteering Résumé Cover Letter Interviewing Portfolio Top 10 Professional Skills wanted by Employers Oral and written communication Organization of physical and digital workspace Customer service Basic computer skills (spreadsheets, typing, finding resources) Working independently with minimal supervision Problem solving Planning and time management Research Collaborating with teammates Adaptability

2.1.2. Personal goals/road map to success SMART Goals Short-, mid- & long-term goals

2.2. 13. College/Trade School

2.2.1. Application Process Choosing schools Personal statement Portfolio Testing

2.2.2. Financial Aid Loans Scholarships Grants

2.2.3. College Life Choosing a major Academics Extracurricular activities Living arrangements Employment


3.1. 24. Auditing, Commissioning & Retrofitting

3.1.1. Energy Audits Diagnostics and forensics Hygrothermal Analysis Blower Door Test Weatherization & Retrofits

3.1.2. Commissioning Purpose Systems testing Preventive and predictive maintenance plans Tailored operating manuals Tailored training procedures

3.1.3. Retro-commissioning Retrofits

3.1.4. Monitoring-Based Commissioning Methods


4.1. 7. OSHA Regulations

4.1.1. Construction Hazards Electrical shock Fire "Struck-by", "caught-in" & "caught-between" Concrete & masonry hazards Steel erection hazards

4.1.2. PPE Noise Airborne contaminants Other hazards

4.1.3. Ladders & Scaffolds Fall protection Ladder selection, inspection & maintenance Proper scaffold erection & training

4.1.4. Tools Hand & power tool safety Welding & cutting safety


5.1. 14. Laws of Thermodynamics

5.1.1. Heat Transfer Conduction Convection Radiation

5.1.2. Heat Gain/Loss Trouble spots

5.2. 15. Airflow

5.2.1. Convective air transport Pressure differences Stack Effect Wind Effect Mechanical Effect

5.2.2. Tight Buildings Airflow calculations (CFM) Air exchange rate (ACH) Adequate ventilation

5.3. 16. Moisture Transport

5.3.1. Temperature, humidity & condensation Effects on moisture

5.3.2. Types Bulk Moisture Capillary Action Air-Transported Moisture Vapor Diffusion

5.3.3. Controlling moisture Identifying trouble spots Proper detailing Retrofitting

5.4. 17. Occupant Comfort

5.4.1. Thermal Comfort 6 Components

5.4.2. IEQ IEQ Factors Sources/Causes Solutions

5.5. 18. Hierarchy of Control Layers

5.5.1. Rain Control Materials & Methods

5.5.2. Air Control Materials & Methods

5.5.3. Vapor Control Materials & Methods Vapor barrier issues

5.5.4. Thermal Control Materials & Methods R-value Insulation types

5.5.5. Solar gain control Materials & Methods

5.6. 19. High-performance windows

5.6.1. Characteristics R-value Thermal breaks # of panes Low-E Cost

5.7. 20. HVAC Systems

5.7.1. The Refrigeration Cycle Refrigerant CFCs Evaporator Compressor Condenser Expansion Valve

5.7.2. Systems Heating/Cooling All-air Systems Air-water Systems Hydronic systems Steam systems Ventilation Mechanical Distribution Terminal units Ductwork Piping "Green" HVAC Systems

5.7.3. Controls & Testing Control equipment wiring Testing Adjusting Balancing

5.7.4. Air & Duct Sealing Identifying trouble spots Sealing methods

5.7.5. "Green" HVAC Systems/Equipment Codes/Standards Certification/Rating Programs LEED Others

5.7.6. Maintenance Control settings Electrical connections Inspection of parts Cleaning Refrigerant

5.8. 21. Plumbing Systems

5.8.1. DWV Fixtures Gravity-driven Pressure Proper venting Traps Sewer gases Pipe & Fittings

5.8.2. "Green" Plumbing Systems/Equipment Codes/Standards Certification/Rating Programs LEED Others

5.8.3. Maintenance Leaks Corrosion Water Pressure Valves Water Heaters Drains Backflow testing

5.9. 22. Electrical Systems

5.9.1. Electrical Distribution Components Grounding requirements

5.9.2. "Green" Electrical Systems/Equipment Codes/Standards Certification/Rating Programs LEED Others Loads "Phantom" Voltage

5.9.3. Lighting Incandescent/Fluorescent/LEDs


6.1. 8. Building Techniques

6.1.1. Building Geometry Design to resist loads, natural disasters, and man-made disasters

6.1.2. Structural Systems Advanced Wood Framing Structural Steel Reinforced Concrete

6.2. 9. Material Selection

6.2.1. Human & Environmental Health IAQ Toxicity Chemical leaching

6.2.2. Functionality Thermal mass Moisture resistance Durability

6.2.3. Cost Value Engineering

6.2.4. Life Cycle Analysis Embodied Energy Cash flow Impacts Interpreting results to affect change

6.3. 10. Integrated Design/Construction

6.3.1. Integrated building/site Response to context Response to topography Response to pedestrian/vehicular circulation Response to utilities/infrastructure Response to climate Passive solar Net-zero

6.3.2. Integrated structure/framing Layout Floor Roof

6.3.3. Integrated light/day-lighting/envelope Passive/active ventilation

6.3.4. Integrated MEP HVAC Electrical Plumbing Building Enclosure

6.3.5. Building Energy Modeling Software Uses & Goals

6.3.6. Building Automation Systems HVAC Lighting Fire suppression

6.4. 11. Quality Management

6.4.1. Team roles Architect Construction Manager

6.4.2. Coordination Meetings Constructability review of the Building Envelope Identify discontinuities in the Building Envelope Coordination of the construction process


7.1. 23. MEP Operations

7.1.1. Tenant habits/behavior Tenant control of HVAC and windows Landlord education of tenants Energy/water conservation

7.1.2. User controls Thermostats Automated controls

7.1.3. Efficiency Strategies

7.1.4. Maintenance Routine equipment maintenance

7.1.5. Troubleshooting & Repairs Basic techniques

7.1.6. Appropriate replacements Cost Financial Environmental


8.1. 1. Fundamental Environmental Issues

8.1.1. Triple Bottom Line

8.1.2. Natural Resource Extraction Pollution Climate Change

8.1.3. Ecosystem Degradation Biodiversity

8.2. 2. Water

8.2.1. Potable Water Shortage Water Conservation

8.2.2. Wastewater Management

8.3. 3 Energy

8.3.1. Fossil Fuels Energy Conservation Renewables

8.4. 4. Urban Planning, Transportation & Infrastructure

8.4.1. Land Use Planning Suburban Sprawl

8.4.2. Transportation Modes & Systems Fuels Emissions

8.5. 5. Waste Management

8.5.1. The Waste Stream

8.5.2. Consumerism

8.5.3. Life Cycle Analysis Cradle-to-Cradle

8.6. 6. Health, Food & Agriculture

8.6.1. Food Systems Food Deserts Prosessed Foods

8.6.2. Agricultural Practices Industrial Farming CAFOs GMOs Organic Farming Permaculture Urban Agriculture