Sustainability Areas

Building Sciences


Building Environmental Controls Skills Certificate

The Building Environmental Control Skills certificate program covers building automation, heating, cooling, controllers and geothermal and heat pump systems. After completing the program, students can seek employment as an in-demand technician in sustainable energy, energy assessment and management, environmental controls, and automation and controls. Courses completed in the program can be applied toward Heartland’s Sustainable […]

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Deconstruction and Building Materials Salvage and Reuse Certificate

The Deconstruction certificate program is structured to be completed in one semester. The program introduces the basic practice of building deconstruction and building material (architectural and structural) salvage. The program also introduces typical construction methods, structural considerations and fundamental properties of building material. There will be an introduction to key components of site assessment, project […]

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Energy Audit A.A.S.

The Energy Audit program prepares students for employment in the areas of energy audit and insulation of residential and commercial buildings. Students will acquire skills in safety, HVAC principles, soldering and brazing, mechanical and electrical troubleshooting, refrigerant handling, the use of refrigerant gauges, electrical test equipment and blower door testing. The Energy Audit curriculum is […]

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Energy Efficiency Certificate

The certificate will provide students with the knowledge, skills, training and resources to pursue employment in renewable energy careers. It will provide students with the most current knowledge of energy efficient management and HVAC trends. These emerging fields will include energy auditing, thermal imaging services, energy efficiency, hydropower, wind energy, and solar energy. The curriculum […]

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Green Building Certificate

Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to using responsible and resource-efficient processes throughout a building’s lifecycle: from site selection and design to construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and demolition. Success requires the close cooperation of the design team, architects, engineers and client at all project stages. The green building practice expands […]

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Green Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Green Entrepreneur Program will prepare students for entry-level opportunities or job promotion in business while also providing a foundation for higher levels of education. Courses cover business principles, theories and techniques and use green initiative scenarios to enhance the learning process. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research and interviews with those who […]

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Green Facilities Management – Stationary Engineer

The Stationary Engineering A.A.S. program prepares students for employment as stationary engineers specializing in design, layout, installation, and service of commercial building HVAC equipment and green roof technology. Program coursework also prepares students to sit for the Chicago Stationary Engineer Exam. Students acquire skills in safety, HVAC principles, soldering and brazing, mechanical and electrical troubleshooting, […]

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Green Facilities Management Certificate

The Green Facilities Management program will allow students will understand the essentials to cutting energy cost in buildings, how to do pre-construction analysis and testing, and know how to maintain green facilities. This includes pre-post construction management and site design which consists of 14 Credit hours, 10 Lectures, 12 Laboratory. Contact: Matt Jackson jacksonm@rlc.edu 618-437-5321 […]

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