This is an elective course where students either engage in an authentic field experience or a civic engagement activity. This capstone project may take place as a graduating class or in a smaller work groups. The foundation of the capstone project will be laid throughout all of the program courses.
In this experience, students follow one of two tracks
- Field Experience – Partnering with a local builder or renewable technologist/engineer, students play both observational and active roles in a project site analysis, design, and completion (e.g, commissioning of a solar PV array).
- Civic Engagement Activity – Partnering with District, Campus, or community representative(s) to identify and carry out an energy conservation or energy efficiency measure with quantifiable and justifiable savings (environmental/health and/or monetary).