This new, non-thesis degree concentration in the Forest Resources graduate program will focus on professional training in environmentally responsible building practices. Students will be required to think critically about the environmental impact of building in relation to many disciplines, integrating concepts of resource stewardship, economic vitality, and social equity.
Students will master skills that are necessary for advanced practice; for example, in energy conservation methods, in LEED-certified building requirements, in structural design with sustainable building materials, or in green initiatives on infrastructure, roads and bridges.The degree will be of direct benefit to those currently studying or practicing Architecture, Engineering, Construction Technology, or Public Policy who will make important decisions in our future building industry. The degree will arm students with the latest knowledge in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship to help lead the way in sustainable building and construction.
See http://www.umass.edu/greenbuilding for more.