Building Science & Sustainable Design major
Sustainable building practices are now mainstream. Modern buildings must not only be functional and aesthetically pleasing; they must also be energy and resource efficient.
Class sizes range from about 16 to 22 students.
A grid-tied photovoltaic installation added to the campus by students in 2010 is reducing the carbon footprint of The Victorian House. Read more
Median annual wages of wage-and-salary architects were $73,090 in May 2012. (source)
"I enjoy being creative and designing buildings. Designing sustainably allows me to do work that is not only aesthetically pleasing, it also gives people a better place to live and work and is better for the environment."
Ashley Gordner, Building Science and Sustainable Design
Choose a degree
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- sustainable housing specialist
- solar project manager
- green building analyst/consultant
- sustainable designer
- sustainability contractor
- architectural project team member
- building science/sustainability researcher
- LEED specialist
- sustainable HVAC technology leader
Our facilities consist of studio spaces that combine computer stations and layout tables with designated model-building areas. Some of the equipment and building performance evaluation tools you'll learn with are:
- PV panels
- Solar water heaters
- Wind turbine demo units
- Blower door, air quality meter
- Thermal imager
- Duct blaster
- Power analyzer
- Digital light meters
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Other Building Science & Sustainable Design Information
Building Science and Sustainable Design Software
Our computer labs have the latest versions of specialized software.
- AutoCAD for Architecture
- 3D Studio MAX
- Green Building Studio
- DOE 2.1
- Energy 10
- Energy Audit Software