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Renewable Energy & EcoDesign

Program Director: Lucas Brown, M.Arch.
Division of Environmental Studies & Management

Program offered:

  • Certificate in Renewable Energy & EcoDesign

The Renewable Energy and EcoDesign (REED) certificate provides students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of renewable energy and sustainable design. It is becoming increasingly important for members of society to understand the complex relationships between culture, energy use, and the built environment. All too often people do not consider where their energy comes from or how the way we design our buildings and communities is linked to excessive energy use and resource consumption. The REED certificate is designed to complement Green Mountain College’s environmental liberal arts education by empowering students with the hands-on skills and knowledge to become leaders in their communities and professions working toward a sustainable future. Furthermore, for students interested in a career in the renewable energy or sustainable design fields, the REED certificate provides excellent training and preparation for advanced study in these areas. In part, the certificate is a response to the work force development needs of these dynamic and growing industries, positioning our students for successful careers in the emerging green economy.

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