San Diego State University Offers Green Building Education Online

San Diego State University Offers Green Building Education Online

San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies has developed an online certificate program for green building construction and design.

The program is designed for anyone in the construction industry, from those with heavy experience to just some interest. Topics include an overview of sustainable construction and the USGBC's LEED program.

"Here in San Diego there is a burgeoning industry in green construction that utilizes sustainable building tools and strategies," Joe Shapiro, dean of CES, said in a statement. "Our new certificate program focuses on developing the skills to implement such strategies."

San Diego is home to more than 500 of the 43,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, as reported by the San Diego Business Journal. A number of building firms in the city have LEED Accredited Professionals on staff, and KMA Architecture & Engineering offers tuition reimbursement for green training, the paper reported.

The College of Extended Studies' green building program begins on April 7.