The Green Building Technology Certificate Program courses will
highlight building construction methods that include: conservation
techniques, environmental awareness in material reuse and energy
efficient mechanical systems.
Greening the building sector can be accomplished with existing
technology that typically offers an outstanding return on investment.
The energy efficiency sector encompasses a wide range of activities
including: green building design and construction; renovation and
retrofitting of existing buildings; energy management and the
manufacturing of products needed for these activities.
The students will also utilize the newest technology for hands-on
systems testing of buildings and their mechanical systems. Related
elements of the program will provide student lab stations that will
consider both Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system
efficiency and water consumption and conservation, as well as the latest
technology for domestic hot water systems.
Some of the educational principles for the green HVAC systems and
plumbing systems laboratory courses include: energy consumption of
systems; conservation of water resources; HVAC operations and
installation methods; systems design and load calculations; building
analysis; systems troubleshooting; and new technology and materials.
The final program element will involve sustainable construction
methods for new and existing structures that use both sustainable green
materials and recycled materials. These buildings used as training sites
will require a holistic building analysis to provide documentation for
the Energy Star standard.
All of the program courses would be based on the five main categories
of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green
Building Certification: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and
atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.