Green Building Maintenance and Management

Associate of Applied Science

School: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Dean: Melanie Rie,
Program Director: Adessa Butler, 
Support Staff: Susan Kapral,

 Location: Academic I, Room 1101, Phone: 845-574-4203


Degrees Offered:

Program Goals:

The degree provides a broad education that prepares students to understand the theories that support Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and sustainability. Students will develop the knowledge, experience and critical decision-making skills necessary to maintain and manage building systems, energy systems, building environments and water systems as they relate to commercial buildings.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make decisions about the management and maintenance of building systems
  • Maintain both conventional and green building technologies and systems that are used to produce energy, heat, light, and ventilation as well as those that consume energy
  • Calculate energy efficiency and recommended changes for better outcomes
  • Understand the components of building, wiring, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems so they can assume responsibility for maintenance of these systems
  • Understand the basic principles for the positioning and use of wind turbines, photovoltaic cells, passive solar systems and other green building systems
  • Illustrate the ability to manage projects, including communication with the building owners, utilities, planners and contractors to assure effective building maintenance and management