Unit 1 : Environmental Pollution [Hrs. : 4, Marks : 10]
1.1 Introduction : Definition of environment and environmental pollution, ecology, control of environmental pollution.
1.2 Classification of pollution : Air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution, environmental laws for controlling pollution.
Unit 2 : Environmental Audit and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) [Hrs. : 8, Marks : 12]
2.1 Environmental audit : Meaning, necessity, norms.
2.2 Types : Objective-based types : Liabilities audit, management audit, activities audit.
Client-driven types : Regulatory external audit, independent external audit, internal environmental audit, third party audit.
2.3 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) : Introduction, EIA regulations, steps in environmental impact assessment process, benefits of EIA, limitations of EIA, environmental clearance for the civil engineering projects.
Unit 3 : Energy and Energy Conservation [Hrs. : 10, Marks : 16]
3.1 Renewable energy resources : Solar energy, wind energy, ocean energy, hydro energy, biomass energy.
3.2 Non-renewable energy resource : Coal, petroleum, natural gas, nuclear energy, chemical sources of energy, fuel cells, hydrogen, biofuels.
3.3 Energy conservation : Introduction, specific objectives, present scenario, need of energy conservation, LEED india rating system and energy efficiency.
3.4 Functions of government organization working for energy conservation and audit (ECA) :
- National productivity council (PC).
- Ministry of new and renewable energy MNRT).
- Bureau of energy efficiency (BEE).
- Maharashtra energy development agency (MEDA).
3.5 Salient features of energy conservation act – 2001.
Unit 4 : Green Building [Hrs. : 14, Marks : 16]
4.1 Introduction : Definition of green building, benefits of green buldings.
4.2 Principles : Principles of green building – planning concept of green building,.
4.3 Features : Salient features of green building environmental design (ED) strategies for building construction.
4.4 Process : Improvement in environmental quality in civil structure.
4.5 Materials : Green building materials and products – Bomboo, rice husk ash concrete, plastic bricks, bagasse particle board, insulated concrete forms. Reuse of water material – plastic, rubber, newspaper wood, non-toxic paint, green roofing.
Unit 5 : Rating System for Green Building [Hrs. : 12, Marks : 18]
5.1 Leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) criteria.
5.2 Indian green building council (IGBC) green rating.
5.3 Green rating for integrated habitat assessment (GRIHA) criteria.
5.4 HVAC unit in green building.