Building Efficiency & Sustainable Technology (BEST) Certificate Program

Norwalk Community College

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Buildings, Energy
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Building Efficiency & Sustainable Technology Certificate Program prepares the students for employment in the field of sustainable building, building performance and energy consumption auditing. Utilizing the latest environmental science, students will study new systems and techniques for building "green" energy efficient, healthy and safe buildings and homes. Coursework includes hands-on training for home energy auditing, a growing field in the new "green" economy. After successful completion of this two-semester program students can qualify for the Residential Energy Services Network's Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Certification and the Building Performance Institute's (BPI) Building Analyst Certification. Courses within the program will attract and re-train displaced workers and job-changers, as well as those looking to expand their knowledge and skills.

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