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New Video Features Building Science and Sustainable Design Major


The latest video produced by Pennsylvania College of Technology has a shade of “green.”

The building science and sustainable design bachelor-degree major is featured in the video recently added to the college’s YouTube Channel. The major is seen through the eyes of Tyler L. Walter, of New Paris, as he completes a class project.

The nearly four-minute video follows Walter and his classmates as they devise a green building design for the Olympic Park area of Seattle. The painstaking work includes physical mass models and a formal presentation. Kathleen K. Hart, student video production assistant and a Web design and multimedia major, edited the video.

Tyler L. Walter
Tyler L. Walter

Building science and sustainable design majors study sustainable approaches to materials, construction, site design, building design and the generation of energy. Students acquire a diverse set of skills and abilities that prepare them for “green” careers focused on energy, renewable energy and the environment. Potential jobs for graduates include LEED specialist, green building analyst/consultant, sustainable designer and facility manager.

Walter, who graduated in 2011, is using his building science and sustainable design degree as a springboard to becoming a registered architect. He is in graduate school at the University of Cincinnati and is an intern architect at Di Donato Associates in San Diego.

The Penn College YouTube Channel has generated more than 331,000 video views since debuting in 2009. The channel focuses on numerous majors and various aspects of the college. It also includes full-length episodes of the college’s award-winning, career-awareness public television series “degrees that work.tv.”

To learn more about the building science and sustainable design major and other academic programs offered by the School of Construction and Design Technologies at Penn College,  call 570-327-4518.

For more about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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