Why Study Green Building Maintenance and Management?

Green construction—the practice of erecting buildings that are capable of conserving water and energy—has grown dramatically over the past few years. As interest in protecting the environment grows, maintaining green commercial buildings will require skilled workers knowledgeable in the latest green construction techniques and energy-efficient systems. An AAS degree in Green Building Maintenance and Management will prepare students to efficiently and effectively maintain modern commercial buildings.

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Listening to workforce needs

Graduates of Rockland Community College are provided with a clear path to meaningful careers that meet the needs of businesses and industry in the communities we serve. Our students are trained in specific skills that are needed by employers, and guided through a career path that leads directly to workforce opportunities. With affordable tuition, students who begin their college careers at RCC are ready to meet the demands of the real world.

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Student Success

At Rockland Community College, you are provided with a Student Success Team that will help you with your academic journey, career exploration, transfer planning, support service referrals, and more! Your Team includes your Dean, Program Director, Faculty Advisor, Student Success Advisor, Connection Center Counselor, Financial Aid Advisor, Peer Mentors, and if you’re involved in any of these special programs, your Athletics, Honors, TRiO, and Veterans Advisors. During your first semester, you will take an ‘Introduction to the School’ course that will outline the various College offices and departments that can help you on your path.

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Career Outlook

Students who complete the program can obtain positions as energy and indoor air quality auditors, HVAC operations and maintenance technicians, solar and wind energy technicians and green building, renewable energy and energy efficient consultants.


Internship opportunities can be arranged by contacting Professor Katherine Copp Brown at [email protected].

Job Roles

Sustainable Project Manager, HVAC Operations and Maintenance Technician, Solar and Wind Systems Installer, Green Building Automation Technician, Home Energy Rater, Energy and Indoor Air Quality Auditor, Green Building Operations Manager, Energy Efficiency Technician, and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Consultant


New Construction, Energy Auditing, Energy Efficient Refurbishment and Renovation, Building Operations and Maintenance, Solar Power Design and installation, Wind Industry, Geothermal Installation, Hydropower, Renewable Energy, Renewable and Recyclable Construction Materials, Green Building Standards and Certification, and Recycling Industry


Solar Installers

$50,920 Annually
National Average $48,020 annually

HVAC Mechanics and Installers

$63,080 Annually
National Average $53,410 annually

Employment and wage data by occupation are based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, which collects information from approximately 51,000 businesses. labor.ny.gov

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Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. RCC has become the “first choice” for parents and students. Thanks to our affordable tuition, students can save $100,000 on a college education by starting at RCC and transferring to outstanding four-year colleges.