As employment opportunities grow in the area of Green Building, employers are looking for people that can add knowledge of Green Building to their skill set. There is a great need for an understanding of how heating systems work and how to use automation to save energy in a building. This Microcredential will support technicians, engineers and managers to gain knowledgeable insight into these new technologies.
This credential consists of five courses:
GRB 260 Green HVAC
GRB 230 Commercial Electrical
GRB 210 Building Automation and Controls
GRB 250 Troubleshooting Green Building Systems
GRB 280 Applied Learning.
This credential is stackable into the Green Building AAS program.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Building Electrification Microcredential, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
- Compare HVAC equipment and systems
- Articulate concrete ideas of how to reduce energy usage when heating and cooling
- Identify and discuss the components of a residential and commercial building electrical system
- Explain power transmission and distribution
- Discuss electrical safety and how it relates to OSHA and NFPA70E
- Discuss the fundamental principles of building automation and control systems
- Explain the movement of heat, air, water, light, fire through a building
- Identify issues to be considered in addressing building design, maintenance, management and operation
- Apply building science theory to resolve building issues
This Microcredential allows students to understand automation and troubleshooting of systems as they relate to building science.