Green Building and Community Design Minor


CDAE 001Drafting & Design in SketchUp3
CDAE 101Drafting & Design: SketchUp II3
CDAE 276Community Design Studio3
or CDAE 278 Applied Community Planning
Choose two of the following:
Energy Alternatives
Design Innovation I
Sustainable Community Dev
Communication Design II
Crisis Communication
Design Innovation II
Green Building Energy Systems
Community&Int'l Econ Transform
Sust. Development Travel Study
Community Develpmt:St Lucia I
Rural Comm in Modern Society
Community Org & Development
Smart Resilient Communities
Project Development & Planning
Special Topics (As approved by minor advisor: Special Topics offerings may be applied toward the minor, but require pre-approval from the student's academic advisor.)
Intro to Geog Info Systems
Ecol Design & Living Technol
Advanced Ecological Design
Landscape Design Fundamentals
Diversified Farm Planning
Ecological Landscape Design
No more than two courses may count toward a student's major and minor for CCD, CENT, PCOM, and CID majors or other CDAE minors.


Students majoring in Environmental Science (ENSC) may obtain the Green Building and Community Design minor with only one overlapping course. Students majoring in Community Centered Design on the Green Building Track cannot minor in GBCD.

Other Information

Yestermorrow Design/Build School

The Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, Vermont offers courses that may be eligible for college credit, and may satisfy some requirements of the Green Building and Community Design minor. These courses are generally between one and three credits. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain pre-approval of Yestermorrow courses for which they seek college credit by working with the UVM Office of Transfer Affairs and Yestermorrow to acquire and submit relevant course materials (e.g. Yestermorrow instructor evaluations/CVs, Yestermorrow course syllabi, examples of work done in the course).

This process can be lengthy so it is advisable to begin it as early as possible. Once UVM has granted pre-approval for credit, the student should meet with one of the CDAE advisors to discuss the course's fit within the Green Building and Community Design minor.