This course takes a closer look at how clay and concrete roof tiles can help contribute to sustainable green building. After the learner is familiarized with the history and basics of clay and concrete tile, they are able to understand the benefits that it brings to sustainable design. Modern manufacturing has new advantages, such as computer modeling design tools that help minimize the use of raw materials – designing more effective and efficient systems. Also, since both clay and concrete raw materials are very abundant across the U.S., nearly the entire country can receive locally extracted and manufactured concrete and clay, immediately making the carbon footprint for these materials lower than many others. This course looks at the advantages of using clay and concrete roof tile to create an energy efficient design.