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
The median annual wage for architects, except landscape and naval was $74,110 in May 2013. (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