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Jul 07 2011

NYIT Trains Sustainability Experts to Meet the Needs of the Green Market

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Old Westbury, N.Y. (July 7, 2011) – NYIT will meet the demands of the growing, multi-billion-dollar green building market by training professionals in sustainable building practices.

The nine-month Sustainable Building Adviser Course will be offered at NYIT starting in Sept. 2011, for professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, real estate development, building, facilities management, utilities, and municipalities.

The U.S. green building market increased by 50 percent from 2008 to 2010, according to McGraw-Hill Construction’s Green Outlook. It is expected to reach $135 billion by 2015. Under the direction of NYIT’s expert instructors, professionals will be able to identify key practices of sustainable building, analyze costs and benefits of sustainable building measures, set a sustainable design goal for project development, and more.

Course content will address many types of construction and development through an interactive format with discussion-driven presentations. Participants and instructors will also visit exemplary projects.

An information session will be held on Wednesday, July 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Anna Rubin Hall, room 303 at NYIT’s Old Westbury campus.

To R.S.V.P. for the information session, please contact Jannette Knowles at 516.686.7491or jknowles@nyit.edu. For more information about the program, visit http://www.nyit.edu/extended_education/sustainable_building.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.
 
Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

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