Building owners and building contracting firms must consider the environmental impacts of their activities and the alternative options which are now available to them. The field of building technologies has grown tremendously in the past 10 years with the advent of advanced building control systems, smart grid technologies, alternative energy like wind and solar power, investment-grade energy audits, and the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. A student of this program will learn the skills necessary to gain entry-level employment in a building-technologies or building management company.