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Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices

With a degree in Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices (ETSP) from Cascadia, you’ll be prepared to transform energy and water consumption patterns in the residential and commercial building sector of the built environment. You will master the skills required to audit, analyze, report, and monitor energy usage in commercial settings; learn to apply technologies utilized in conventional and alternative energy systems; enjoy a technical curriculum developed in partnership with local industry; and gain hands-on experience working on projects for local businesses.


Prepare Yourself for Industry Jobs:

  • Commercial Building Engineer
  • Energy and Sustainability Researcher
  • Energy Data Analyst - see new Certificate!
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Facilities Technician
  • Home Performance Technician
  • Sustainability Associate
  • Sustainability Coordinator


AAS-T-Transfer Degree in ETSP

The Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree in Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices is a comprehensive technical degree that provides industry-specific knowledge and professional skills that are vital to staking a claim in the emerging green economy. Governments and businesses in this state and around the world are looking for professionals who can “pioneer innovative pathways” as we rethink and redesign how we consume resources; students in this program will have the chance to be a part of that as professional practitioners as well as in roles as informed consumers and political citizens.


Cascadia's AAS-T degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college. Printable version of degree requirements: Environmental Technology and Sustainable Practices Degree sheet.



Learn more about our Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Sustainable Practices. 
ETSP graduates can directly transfer into the BAS:SP program, to earn a full 4-year bachelor's degree, right at Cascadia!  You can use your technical experience and knowledge to learn about sustainable practices and start a management or operations career!  

Please contact the Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices for more information at


New Certificate: Energy Data Analyst

23 Credits, 5 classes!

This nine-month certificate is designed for students who wish to explore fundamental topics in the analysis of energy use in commercial buildings. Students will build knowledge and skills related to the following: 1) using analytical tools to identify building energy consumption and opportunities for reduction; 2) analyzing and generating energy audit reports; 3) crafting recommendations, based on feasibility, energy savings, and cost benefits; 4) preparing energy analysis findings that are appropriate for a client, and; 5) communicating with clients on energy consumption and energy conservation measures.

Course are within the AAS-T Environmental Technology and Sustainable Practices degree, and can be completed within nine months. 

Certificates Requirements: Total minimum credits required: 23

Printable version of certificate requirements: Printable certificate information
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From Our ETSP Students

"Cascadia's Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices program gave me valuable opportunities to learn from real life energy projects on- and off-campus. I made connections with local industry, and gained the knowledge and experience I needed in order to land a green industry job." - Tania Scutt, Cascadia graduate, Energy Data Analyst


"The Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices program helped me gain employment by providing me with the technical knowledge and basic skills used in the HVAC industry. In addition, the program and instructors got me excited about the material and interested to learn more on my own. " - Chris Spurlock, Cascadia graduate, HVAC Specialist