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    Project: LEED Platinum Artists for Humanity Building, South Boston, MA
    Firm: Arrowstreet

    Richard Mandelkorn

    Project: LEED Platinum Artists for Humanity Building, South Boston, MA
    Firm: Arrowstreet


    Sustainable Building Design & Construction

    Courses and Certificate

    Project: LEED Platinum Artists for Humanity Building, South Boston , MA; Firm: Arrowstreet

    Photo by: Richard Mandelkorn


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    PCE & LI Undergraduate
    3 credit $1760.00
    3 credit audit $1320.00
    1.5 credit $948.00
    1.5 credit audit $711.00
    1.0 credit $640.00
    1.0 audit $480.00
    SDI Graduate
    1.5 credit $1494.00
    1.5 credit audit $1121.00

    Please use Self-Service for workshop and seminar pricing.

      The Sustainable Building Design and Construction Certificate is for students who wish to concentrate on the making of individual buildings. 

      Courses and Certificate Curriculum

      To earn the certificate, students complete six courses in the program and maintain a cumulative B- average. The Sustainable Design Institute has a breadth of over thirty 8-week, online, graduate-level courses in sustainable design principles and practices. A bachelor's degree is required for enrollment in the certificate program. Students who do not have a bachelor's degree should contact the Professional and Continuing Education Department.

      The following courses must be completed:

      • Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking
      • Two courses from the full Sustainable Design Course Offerings
      • Three courses from below:
        • Building Envelope
        • Daylighting and State-of-the-Art Electric Lighting
        • Energy Modeling in Building Design
        • Environmental Systems
        • Getting the Green Building You Want: Construction Management
        • Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles
        • Green Roofs/Green Walls
        • Introduction to the International Green Construction Code
        • Materials, Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality
        • Passive Heating and Cooling Design
        • Site Design, Landscaping, and Site-Water Issues
        • Solar Energy: Design with the Sun
        • The Urgent and Hopeful Future of Sustainable Design