Building Science & Sustainable Design major

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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 size
Class sizes range from about 16 to 22 students.

Student' Solar Project
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.)

Building Science and Sustainable Design

  • sustainable housing specialist
  • solar project manager
  • green building analyst/consultant

Building Science and Sustainable Design:
Architectural Technology Concentration

  • sustainable designer
  • sustainability contractor
  • architectural project team member

Building Science and Sustainable Design:
Building Construction Technology Concentration

  • building science/sustainability researcher
  • LEED specialist
  • sustainable HVAC technology leader

Related Minors

  • A baccalaureate (Bachelor of Science [B.S.]) student may earn up to two minors
  • A student may not enroll in a minor within the same discipline as the declared major

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Facility Information

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

Other Building Science & Sustainable Design Information

Building Science and Sustainable Design Software

Our computer labs have the latest versions of specialized software.

Architectural software

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD for Architecture
  • Revit
  • 3D Studio MAX
  • Sketchup
  • Photoshop

Sustainability-related software

  • Green Building Studio
  • DOE 2.1
  • Energy 10
  • Energy Audit Software

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