Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.39
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Mikayla Tran
SDG & OS Engagement Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

The attached course list is from fiscal years 2016/17-2019/20

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

Advanced Program in Sustainable Management

The Advanced Program in Sustainable Management covers the foundational topics in sustainability, carbon management, environmental business strategy, project implementation, environmental law and policy, compliance management systems and climate change risk-mitigation strategies. Students learn how to comply with environmental regulations, as well as design and implement sustainability practices in cost-effective ways in the public and private sectors. 

Certificate Program in HVAC

The field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning — HVAC — is the science and practice of controlling indoor climate to provide healthy and comfortable interior conditions for occupants in a well-designed, energy-efficient, code-compliant and low-emissions manner. The Certificate Program in HVAC provides a structured approach to learning the in-depth technical principles and applications professionals need to design new HVAC systems and retrofit existing systems to meet energy-conservation and comfort standards. The curriculum is overseen by an advisory board of industry and education leaders and approved by the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. Upon completion of UC Berkeley Extension's certificate, students may receive a certificate of accomplishment from the Golden Gate Chapter of the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the industry's leading professional organization.

Certificate Program in Construction Management and Leadership

The Certificate Program in Construction Management and Leadership provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership in the field, which includes major projects (large office buildings and facilities infrastructures) and smaller-scale projects (residential and small offices). Students learn the regulatory, insurance, management, safety, estimating and environmental aspects of construction management necessary for overall planning and control of a project. They also gain problem-solving skills to determine costs, establish schedules and apply time-value-of-money concepts to effectively evaluate alternatives. In addition to interpreting construction material properties and standards, students acquire perspectives on emerging issues in construction management.

Certificate Program in Facilities Management

The Certificate Program in Facilities Management provides the knowledge, tools and skills needed for successful facilities management, along with a thorough understanding of the critical business-decision-making process of the facility manager. You learn industry-essential subjects such as operations and maintenance, strategic planning, commercial real estate, project management, space planning and construction management.

*Professional Series in Smart Grids (*discontinued as of March 1, 2019)

As governments, businesses and homeowners increasingly scrutinize the transmission and distribution of energy, many see the cost-reducing and clean-air benefits of a network-enabled, or smart, power distribution grid as a substantial improvement. This entry-level program provides a solid foundation in smart grid technology (SGT), including a technical overview of networking, electrical engineering and power transmission and distribution. In addition to a wide range of smart grid theory, participants study deployment issues, vendors, demand shaping and statutory and regulatory requirements.

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information in this field was provided by UC Berkeley Extension's Construction and Sustainability Department and its program director, David Brotherton.

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