Granted By: Purdue University
Academic Unit: Purdue School of Engineering and Technology
Certificate(s): Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Technologies
Overview: Green jobs are rapidly being created as the economy begins embracing sustainable, energy efficiency, and low-carbon practices. The driving forces behind the development of green jobs are businesses wishing to maintain cutting edge technology, become more energy efficient, while lowering their carbon foot print, or becoming entirely carbon neutral. The governments of the world, the U.S. being one of them, support these developments through initiatives including: federal funding, subsidies, tax reform, and carbon markets. This certificate is designed to address a growing need for professionals who can contribute to the green global workforce with knowledge in sustainable practices in current technologies.