Green Building Maintenance & Management

Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5317.00 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 35049 admissions@sunyulster.edu

 

Program Description

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Green Building Maintenance and Management provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and manage high-performance commercial buildings. New construction and existing buildings that have upgraded energy systems rely on sustainable technology. Recent emphasis on green technologies and LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building standards support the use of alternative forms of energy as well as the use of sustainable products for construction, interior design and building maintenance. In addition to learning the most current theories, students will acquire the hands-on training needed to work with rapidly evolving technologies including photovoltaic cells, wind generators and geothermal heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) systems.

Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the AAS Green Building Maintenance & Management Degree program, a student will be able to
• Make decisions about the management and maintenance of building systems; 
• 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;
• Calculate energy efficiency and recommend changes for better outcomes;
• Assume responsibility for maintenance of the essential components of building wiring, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems;.
• Utilize the basic principles for the positioning and use of wind turbines, photovoltaic cells, passive solar systems and other green building systems;
• Manage projects and communicate effectively with building owners, utility companies, planners, and contractors to assure effective and efficient building maintenance and management.

Employment Potential

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 mange projects including communication with the building owners, utilities, planners, and contractors to assure effective and efficient building maintenance and management.

Potential career options include energy and indoor air quality auditor, HVAC operations and maintenance technician, solar and wind energy technician, and green building, renewable energy and energy efficiency consultant.

Requirements for Program Entry

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

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
Helena le Roux
Program Coordinator
SUNY Sullivan
Phone: 845:434-5750, ext 4455
E-mail: hleroux@sunysullivan.edu


Green Building Maintenance & Management
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Curriculum
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First Semester
Course Number Description Credits
CSC 101 Fundamentals of Computers 3
ENG 101 * College English I 3
GRB 110 Introduction to Green Building 3
GRB 120 Introduction to Renewable Energy 3
MAT 105 MAT 105 or higher 3-4
Semester Credits 15-16
Second Semester

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
GRB 130 Energy Management 3
GRB 140 Green Building Materials 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
PHI 205 Ethics 3
SCI 104 Environmental Themes 3
Semester Credits 16
Third Semester
ECO 102 Microeconomics 3

GRB 210

Building Automation and Controls

3

GRB 220

Solar and Wind Systems

3

GRB 230

Commercial Electrical

3
Elective ** Humanities Elective 3-4
Semester Credits 15-16
Fourth Semester
BUS 101   Business Principles and Practices 3

ECO 210

Environmental Economics

3

GRB 240

Care of Green Spaces

3

GRB 250

Troubleshooting Building Systems

3
GRB 260 Green HVAC 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits 61-63
NOTE: 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. 
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