AAS in Green Building Maintenance & Management
The associate in applied science degree in Green Building Maintenance and Management provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage buildings that incorporate sustainable building principles and technologies. All aspects of sustainable building operations are included in the program, including ecological design and maintenance principles; energy efficiency and renewable energy; green building products and materials; building automation and controls; sustainable landscaping and site selection; the LEED building assessment system; and life-cycle economic analysis. In addition to learning the most current theories, students acquire hands-on training related to energy management, photovoltaic arrays, wind turbines, geothermal HVAC systems, and other components of high-performance commercial buildings. Potential career options include green building project coordinator, facility manager, or sustainability consultant. This degree also complements further studies related to natural building, sustainable community development, building performance, HVAC operations and maintenance, and renewable energy installation and maintenance.