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BAC Offers New Sustainable Design Courses, Certificate Options

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) Department of Sustainable Design, a national leader in sustainability education for building professionals, will offer a variety of new certification options beginning in January 2010.

In addition to the existing certificate in sustainable design (now with two required courses), students and professionals will be able to pursue certificates in community planning and design, sustainable residential design, and sustainable building design.

“There is now a broad interest in sustainable design among developers, planners, facility managers, and everybody in between,” said Lance Fletcher, AIA, director of sustainable design, of the changes to the program. “We’re trying to pick out these groups and address their needs more specifically."

Along with the new certificates, the department will also offer nine new courses covering such topics as green roofs, lighting design, sustainable neighborhoods, construction management, legal issues, life cycle assessment, and energy modeling.

EBN publisher BuildingGreen is a partner with BAC in its sustainable design program. Visit for more information.

Published January 1, 2010

Ward, A. (2010, January 1). BAC Offers New Sustainable Design Courses, Certificate Options. Retrieved from

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