Algonquin College

Green Architecture

Graduate Certificate

Pursue a career that makes our built environment more sustainable.
The one-year Green Architecture Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, gives you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to stay up-to-date on sustainable building design strategies. In the face pf climate change, the field of green architecture is gaining increasing importance. This program complements your knowledge of building design, technology and construction with a range of design strategies that reduce our ecological footprint.
Learn how to design buildings that are healthy, liveable as well as environmentally responsible. Some design strategies learned in this program are sustainable site development, managing material resources, and conservation of energy and water. Study sustainable practices that will help mitigate the current climate crisis.
During the program, you complete Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) courses which help prepare you to write the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate (GA) exam toward the LEED (GA) credential. (You are responsible to arrange and pay for the exam separately if you so choose.) This additional credential is sought-after by many employers. The program provides opportunities for you to participate in student design competitions, design charrettes and client projects that challenge your knowledge and experience.
In your final term, you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a sustainable design project. Once completed, you present your project to a panel of sustainable design professionals.
Graduates are able to evaluate and analyze current practices in building design, and are well positioned to be considered for significant roles working on sustainable projects. Graduates have the opportunity to be employed in a number of fields. You may be hired by:

green building consultants
municipal, provincial or federal government offices
This program is well-suited for students who:

Want to significantly improve the environmental, social and economic performance of our buildings.
Are interested in pursuing alternative career options.
Enjoy an applied approach to learning about how sustainable buildings are designed, constructed and used.
Have previous education and/or experience in architecture, building engineering, or a related field.

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
Winter 2023:
Fall 2023:
Spring 2023:
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