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The Boston Architectural College (BAC) announces its online sustainable design courses for the Fall 2009 Semester. The courses are part of the BAC's Graduate Sustainable Design Certificate Program (www.the-bac.edu/green), developed in partnership with BuildingGreen, and are part of the most comprehensive sustainable design curriculum in the country. Registration is now open. 

Fall 2009 First Session: September 8 - October 31, 2009

  • Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking
  • Learning from Sustainable Design through History (Prerequisites)
  • The Economics of Green Building NEW
  • Solar Energy: Design with the Sun NEW
  • The Zero Energy Home: What, How and If
  • Green Residential Remodeling and Renovation NEW
  • Site Design, Landscaping and Site-Water Issues
  • Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles
  • Materials, Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Building Envelope (Prerequisites)
  • Environmental Systems (Prerequisites)
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Marketing Sustainability
  • High Performance Design and the LEED Rating System (Prerequisites)
  • Sustainable Design in Practice (Prerequisites)
  • Sustainable Design and Building Information Modeling

Fall 2009 Second Session: November 2 - December 22, 2009

  • Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking
  • The Urgent and Hopeful Future of Sustainable Design NEW
  • Sustainable Design of Healthcare Facilities NEW
  • Sustainable Design and Preservation NEW
  • Solar Energy: Design with the Sun
  • The Zero Energy Home: What, How and If
  • Green Residential Remodeling and Renovation
  • Greening Existing Buildings NEW
  • Greening the City NEW
  • Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles
  • Materials, Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Lighting the Built Environment: Daylighting and State-of-the-Art Electric Lighting NEW
  • Environmental Systems (Prerequisites)
  • Sustainable Communities: Land Use, Transportation and Planning
  • High Performance Design and the LEED Rating System (Prerequisites)

Instructors are building industry experts. All courses are online, instructor-led, interactive, asynchronous and limited to 15 students each. The eight-week courses are offered at the graduate level and earn 1.5 credits. Many courses earn 24 AIA HSW/SD Learning Units.

Learn more (and register) at www.the-bac.edu/green , or call +1.617.585.0101.

Lance Fletcher, AIA, LEED AP
Director of Sustainable Design
Boston Architectural College
320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

617.585.0129
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