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Overall Score 71.18
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Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:

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Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program:

UC Davis Extension offers four certificate programs and one professional concentration in topics related to sustainability. The programs are:

Green Building and Sustainable Design Certificate Program
Sustainability and the Built Environment Online Certificate Program
Energy Resource Management Online Certificate Program
Renewable Energy Certificate Program
Professional Concentration in Solar Energy Systems and Design

Green Building and Sustainable Design Certificate Program: addresses the trend of developing healthier communities by defining effective ways to utilize energy and promote water efficiency. The program combines elements from architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and land use planning, and construction management. Develop successful strategies for implementation of green building and sustainable design into site planning and design, building design and construction, and building management practices.

Sustainability and the Built Environment Online Certificate Program: this completely online program offers a comprehensive curriculum on how to plan, design, construct and manage communities from a more sustainable perspective. Learn about the latest planning approaches and policy/regulatory requirement; green architecture, sustainable site design and landscapes; renewable energy and energy efficiency; sustainable water resources management; and green infrastructure. Acquire the skills necessary to integrate sustainable design principles into long-range visions and the day-to-day development and management of the built environment.

Energy Resource Management Online Certificate Program: a completely online program designed specifically for those leaders—professional engineers, construction planners and designers, facility or plant managers, energy analysts, architects, agency managers, and other who wish to expand their expertise in this critical area. This certificate program addresses the entire range of issues involved in understanding and managing energy in any industry, from heavy to light energy users. The six courses of the program provide the information you need to distinguish yourself as an expert in the energy resource management field. The curriculum of this program aligns with the Association of Energy Engineers requirements for CEM and BEP certifications. This program has also been recognized by the California Energy Commission.

Renewable Energy Certificate Program: Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are key to creating a clean energy future not just for our nation but for the world. Gain in-depth technical training in the treatment of renewable energy systems design with the Renewable Energy Certificate Program. This program combines elements from architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and land use planning, construction management and renewable energy systems design.

Professional Concentration in Solar Energy Systems and Design: The California Solar initiative and ongoing municipal solar incentive programs continue to fuel the need for photovoltaic and thermal solar designers. Take advantage of these opportunities and acquire a fundamental understanding and application of solar energy systems design. You will receive valuable information about solar resources in California and government initiatives for promoting solar energy, including the California Solar Initiative.

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