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Green Building: Commercial Building Energy Performance Technology

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Learn the newest ways to improve energy performance in commercial buildings. Apply skills for better energy use to new construction or remodeling. Areas include energy auditing, efficiency, conservation and management. The entire program is offered online.

Career Opportunities

Prepare for a job right now, or add “green” energy knowledge to advance in your current career. Learn both classroom theory and hands-on practice in the Energy Learning Lab.

Depending on your experience and continued education, jobs include:

  • Energy consultant
  • LEED technician (to comply with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design “green” rating system
  • Project manager for energy efficiency
  • Service technician
  • Sustainable building analyst

See more about possible career paths and salary ranges.

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Find out more about this program, its faculty and “success stories” of our students. Learn more about Commercial Building Energy Performance Technology.

Why Is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations projects three separate construction-related positions as high growth areas this year, including construction managers, carpenters and construction and building inspectors. Those with green building knowledge and skills will have wider options in a competitive job market.  

Projections include 6,580 job openings for carpenters at an average salary of $15.60 per hour; 8,410 openings for construction managers at $41.35 an hour; and 2,150 openings for construction and building inspectors at $12.34 an hour. 

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth increase over the next decade of 28 percent for cost estimators; 20 percent for carpenters, construction workers and building inspectors; and 15 percent for construction managers. High job increase is defined as annual growth over 10 percent. 

U.S. News and World Report’s Money Careers lists cost estimator as number one and construction manager as number two of its top “best construction jobs.”  

See more about careers in Commercial Building Performance Technology.

Degrees or Certificates in Commercial Building Performance Technology

Cedar Valley College