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Sustainability and Energy Management Technology

This program teaches students the energy efficient design components of residential, commercial and industrial buildings and facilities. Additionally, students will learn how to perform energy assessments, quickly identify energy efficiency measures on buildings and facilities and design and install renewable energy systems.

With diminishing natural resources and concerns of global warming, it is even more important to teach the workforce to design energy efficient buildings and processes. Because there are many more existing buildings than new buildings being build, it is important to teach the workforce how to perform energy assessments on existing buildings. There are many companies that specialize in performing these assessments and having a strong workforce that can step into those positions will ensure that these facilities are run at optimal efficiency.


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Sinclair has currently partnered with the University of Dayton and received a one year grant from the Department of Energy channeled through the Ohio Development Services Agency for the sum of $440,000. The purpose of the grant is to teach students to perform commercial energy assessments. Sinclair funds are used to provide up to 17 credit hours tuition per student and provide an internship of up to $150 per week for 45 weeks per student.

This area of study might be for you if:
  • You like to work with your hands
  • You like to work out of the office
  • You have good computer skills
  • You like Math and Science


Building Performance Institute Inc.Sinclair Community College is a Test Center of the Building Performance Institute and has a reviewed training program for Building Analyst Professional. Sinclair offers both the written and field test for certification of the Building Analyst.

NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam North American Board of Certified Energy PractitionersSinclair Community College is also a Provider for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. Sinclair has a NABCEP reviewed training program to design and install solar photovoltaic systems. Sinclair also administers the NABCEP solar photovoltaic Entry Level Exam.

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Associate of Technical Studies
Sustainability and Energy Management Technology Go to Program Details Display Program Description
This program provides students with the skills and knowledge to work in the emerging fields of sustainability and energy management, with an emphasis on performance of energy audits and improving building energy efficiency. Upon completing this program, students will have the ability to perform energy audits, assess energy efficiency and control strategies for energy-consuming equipment, and prepare sustainability and energy management plans for various built environment applications. Note: This program requires an approved ATS application. Please contact to complete the process. When applying for admission to Sinclair, select the Associate of Arts (LA.S.AA) degree. Upon your ATS application being approved, you will be moved into this program of study. View Full Program Details
Short-term Technical Certificate
Energy and Sustainability Technician Go to Program Details Display Program Description
This short-term certificate is intended for students who are interested in an entry-level position in the energy and sustainability technician field. The student will have the opportunity to earn their OSHA-10 card, and have the potential to sit for the LEED Green Associate exam and Building Analyst exam by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). View Full Program Details

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Sustainability Energy Management Technology Salary Range

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