Green Building Design Studio
Apply what you learned in the Green Building and Sustainable Design or Renewable Energy certificate programs to a real-world example. Structured as a design studio, you will have six weeks to develop conceptual plans for a site and for an individual building, set of buildings or open space.
Green Building Materials and Construction Methods [ONLINE]
Learn to implement green building practices into homes, apartments, business complexes and office buildings. Utilize materials and techniques that promote healthy, durable and environmentally-responsible construction.
LEED Building Certification [ONLINE]
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.
Introduction to Energy Resource Management [ONLINE]
Examine the four major components of energy management--supply, demand, regulation and environment--and the concepts and principles behind successful energy management.
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.
Sacramento's Clean Tech Industry Booming
The region's clean tech companies are experiencing a steep growth curve in both revenue and employment. Read more about this emerging industry in this Sacramento Bee article.
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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 Sustainability Studies 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.