The practice of green or sustainable construction focuses on producing buildings and other facilities that reduce environmental impacts and use resources more efficiently. Many of these benefits are achieved through energy and water conservation and through the use of recycled or renewable materials. This certificate is designed to introduce concepts of sustainable construction and construction management through theory and lab courses. Students completing the certificate may continue on to the Construction Management A.A.S. degree, to which many of the courses articulate. In addition, professionals in the Construction industry may also use this certificate to enhance their skill set.