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Building Science

The Budding Industry of Energy Conservation

Our Building Science program will teach you how to upgrade existing buildings to save energy and costs. You will learn how to conduct energy use audits on existing buildings; interpret and produce mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings and details; understand architectural and construction drawings and documents; and produce cost estimates. You will also be able to plan energy renovation projects and alternative energy installations using photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind turbine systems; and create an independent energy conservation contracting business. The College’s partnership with Philadelphia’s Energy Coordinating Agency allows you to access their training facility, which features specialized tools involving the measurement of energy consumption and safety. This collaboration will provide you with a wider range of experiences and career skills. The College also offers an Energy Conservation academic certificate.

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Degree Options

Associate in Applied Science, and transfer to a four-year college

Career Options

  • Energy auditor
  • Renewable energy installer and designer
  • Energy conservation installer
  • Computer energy modeler
  • Start an independent contracting business
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Transfer Options

Many four-year colleges and universities