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Energy in the Built Environment Certificate

Energy Studies, University Interdisciplinary Programs

17 credits


The goal of the Certificate in Energy in the Built Environment is to give students knowledge and analytic skills in the science, technology and business aspects of energy systems, environmental quality and the energy efficiency resource in buildings.

Why Consider an Energy in the Built Environment Certificate?

Demand is increasing for a trained energy workforce in Washington in an emerging clean energy economy, including growing energy efficiency, grid modernization and energy storage industries in the state. Success in this growing field requires an understanding of the analytic tools applied to the science and technology of energy systems in buildings, their mechanical and environmental systems, as well as the economics and management aspects of the energy efficiency resource in buildings.

 Contact Information

Institute Director
Joel Swisher

Program Advisor
Gail Cowan

Administrative Assistant
Hailey Rieman

 Sample Careers


 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Contact the Institute for Energy Studies office at 360-650-4422.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s certificate courses, and supporting courses for certificates.