New This Quarter
UC Davis Extension is restructuring its Sustainability Studies programs. Two of the certificate programs: Green Building and Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy, will be shorter, more focused professional concentrations that can easily be completed in as little as a year. Both of these new professional concentrations can be taken entirely online. Both professional concentrations also fulfill the elective requirements for the Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program, allowing students to complete a professional concentration while they are working towards earning the certificate.
Sustainability in the Built Environment: An Overview
This overview of sustainability examines the built environment, from the economic, environmental and social-equity perspectives. Learn how researchers and analysts define sustainability and how they measure and track progress.
Energy Resource Management: Regulatory
Learn the difference between regulations, tariffs and standards pertaining to electrical generation, transmission and distribution and those pertaining to gas production, transmission and distribution.
LEED Building Certification
Gain an in-depth understanding of the LEED Building, Design and Construction (BD&C) rating systems for new construction projects, schools, and core and shell projects as well as the process to document and obtain certification.
Sierra Institute - Now at UC Davis Extension!
The Sierra Institute offers interdisciplinary environmental studies programs to undergaduates from around the country.
Click here to learn about the Sierra Institute.
California Naturalist Program
Earn credit with the UC-created California Naturalist Program, which combines classroom, assigned reading, and field-based exploration of California’s unique ecology. Learn more here.
Download a brochure
Land Use and Natural Resources catalog (Winter 2013) (1.2 MB)
It’s not too late to check out this past summer's Sustainable Design Blog. Peruse observations and photos of sustainability projects throughout Northern Europe from Jeff Loux's summer abroad course in Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe.
UC Davis Extension’s Jeff Loux discusses sustainability following a 2009 visit to Germany with his summer abroad course in this ABC News article.
Earn Professional Credit
Many Environment and Sustainability courses offer professional continuing education credits for professional accreditations including AICP, GBCI, MCLE and REHS. Check the course listings to see if the courses you’re interested are approved. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 757-8878.