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Green Building Maintenance and Management, A.A.S.


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Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5317
NYSED Code: 35049

Program Description

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.

 

Graduates of Green Building Maintenance and Management - AAS will have learned:
  • the skills and knowledge necessary to make decisions about the management and maintenance of building systems,
  • to maintain both conventional and green building technologies and systems that are used to produce energy, heat, light, and ventilation as well as those that consume energy, 
  • to calculate energy efficiency and recommend changes for better outcomes, 
  • the essential components of building wiring, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems so they can assume responsibility for maintenance of these systems, 
  • the basic principles for the positioning and use of wind turbines, photovoltaic cells, passive solar systems and other green building systems, 
  • to manage projects, including communication with the building owners, utilities, planners, and contractors to assure effective and efficient building maintenance and management.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who need other learning assistance, extra help is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

Note: For GRB courses: students will attend classes using Adobe Connect.  Students must have access to a computer, internet access, headset and webcam.  

Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center,Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Admissions 1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022

Curriculum


Semester Credits 15-16


Semester Credits 16


Semester Credits 15-16


Semester Credits 15


Total Credits 61-63


Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

*ENG 101 is a pre/co-requisite for all history courses and 200-level sociology courses.

**Any Humanities, Arts, Foreign Language, or Basic Communication General Education course.

 

GRB course: Students will attend classes using Adobe Connect. Students must have access to Internet, a computer, a headset and a webcam.

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