Sustainability & Green Design Concentration (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
The concept of sustainability seeks to meet the needs of current generations without compromising those of future generations. This EESS concentration aims to create context for engineering decisions in the 21st century and to educate future decision makers in the industry about how the global and local drivers of sustainability are likely to affect their choices. Students examine the challenges of modern design with regard to: Sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure; Energy and environment; Life cycle assessment; and Carbon footprinting. Courses introduce students to the economic, environmental, and social implications of infrastructure. Graduates are able to make decisions specifically geared toward sustainable engineering practices, and to define sustainability with respect to local as well as global effects.