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Students are the lifeblood of the Building Energy and Environments program. At any given time there are more than 35 M.S. and Ph.D. students in the program who hail from all over the world. In addition to related courses in other departments, students choose from 12 graduate courses that address various aspects of building energy use and indoor air quality, one of the largest related sets of courses in the world. This provides students with a unique opportunity to receive both the depth and breadth of knowledge necessary to design and maintain truly sustainable buildings.

Graduates of the Building Energy and Environments program successfully compete in the marketplace. They generally receive faculty positions, scientist positions and post-doctoral fellowships at national and federal laboratories, and positions with major international consulting firms.

Graduate Courses:

  • Aerosols, Air Quality, and Health
  • Building Energy Management Systems
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Design of Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings
  • Energy and IAQ: Field Measurements
  • Energy Simulation in Building Design
  • Fire Science
  • HVAC Design
  • Indoor Air Quality: Transport and Control
  • Modeling of Air and Pollutant Flows in Buildings
  • Smart Buildings and Cities
  • Sustainable Building Design