Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Green and Sustainable Building Design

Green & Sustainable Building Design Fact Sheet

Green-Design-webNorth, South
Certificate (490)

This program prepares the student to work in the new green economy and to educate community members in resource conservation, alternative energy options and sustainable home design. This certificate is designed for both current building industry professionals and new home and business owners. Students are taught design and construction processes with the integration of sustainability from conception and planning to design, site selection and construction. Sustainability is interwoven into all aspects of every course.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Discuss the key practices of sustainable buildings.
  2. Establish competencies in applying Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other relevant criteria or established guidelines.
  3. Analyze the costs and benefits of incorporating sustainable building measures.
  4. Apply relevant Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) laws to design principles.
  5. Establish sustainable design goals for project development.

Graduates may seek employment as a green building consultants/analysts or preservation technicians, applying for advancement opportunities in the green field within the building design field.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 22

Degree Requirements

   
First Semester  Credits
CET-201Construction Materials

4

MET-130Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems 

4

SET-100Introduction to Engineering Technology

3

 

 Total Credits

11

   
Second Semester  
CET-215Site Plan Development

4

MET-115Architectural Systems Design

3

MET-220Green & Sustainable Buildings

4

 

 Total Credits

11

   

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