Sustainable Building Science

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CPTC's Sustainable Building Science Program is one of the most innovative programs in the state. Our students recently complete a Zero-Energy House, which Governor Jay Inslee recognized as a model for future sustainable construction.

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Potential Careers

Home Energy Auditor
Construction Apprentice

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Meet the Instructors

Dan Smith

Dan Smith has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Western Washington University and is a graduate student at UW Tacoma. He has been teaching for seven years, is a tenured instructor, and was a guest speaker at Greenbuild 2012. Dan serves as the CPTC Sustainability Committee chair person, performs weatherization testing and diagnostics for Rebuilding Together South Sound, and has participated in solar installation for the Tacoma Habitat for Humanity. He was a remodeling contractor for twenty-five years.

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Randall L. May

Randall is a Certified Graduate Remodeler and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist with the National Association of Home Builders. He's a Retired Master Sergeant and taught in the U.S. Army.

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Degrees & Certificates

In this program we offer a Sustainable Building Science Degree (with both an AAT and an AAS-T option) and a Residential Construction certificate. Click the links to find out more!