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Program Overview

Tuition: $750 $595 per badge. 20% off until May 27!

Location: The Powerhouse Energy Campus, Fort Collins, CO

Contact Hours: 15 hours per badge

Program Manager: April Brown, (970) 491-5041


Integrated Sustainability Management

204: Optimizing the Built Environment
Thursday, May 29 & June 19

Integrated Sustainability Management

201: Organizational Strategy & Alignment
Friday, May 30 & June 20

Integrated Sustainability Management

202: People & Behavior Change
Thursday July 24 & August 14

Integrated Sustainability Management

203: Natural Resource Management
Friday July 25 & August 15

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are badges?

Badges are awarded to students taking courses within a badged curriculum. They are issued based on performance in courses, and represent practical competencies and a level of mastery in a subject. Curricular badges are elements of a larger program, such as the Integrated Sustainability Management Certificate program. Students are able to tailor badge programs to their needs, taking individual badges, bundling badges, or completing an entire program comprised of several badges.

2. How do I pay for the badges and/or certificate program?

Once you register for the badges, you will be provided with the online payment link that directs you to a secure credit card processing site. Alternatively, in the registration form, you may choose to pay by check in which case you would disregard the link to the online payment page. To pay by check, please print your registration form before submitting it online and include your registration form with your check. Make the check payable to Institute for the Built Environment and send to:

April Brown
Institute for the Built Environment
Colorado State University
1501 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1501

3. What is the deadline to register for the spring and summer badges?

There is no deadline to register; however, we are offering 20% off until May 27th.

4. Can I earn continuing education credits through a professional organization that I am affiliated?

At this time the Integrated Sustainability Management badge and certificate program is not approved as a Continuing Education Provider through any member/professional organizations. That said, you may be able to self-report the hours as self-study/research.

5. Are these classes offered online or will they be recorded?

For the courses offered in the spring and summer of 2014, the classes will be in-person at the Energy Institute. Future offerings of these courses will be offered online. Please email April Brown if you would like to be added to the email list for announcements of online offerings.

6. How long do I have to complete all of the badges to earn the certificate?

You will have 2 years to complete each of the Integrated Sustainability Management badges to earn the certificate.

7.Is registration only through the Institute for the Built Environment? Or can I register through CSU Continuing Education Online Plus? Or CSU Registrar’s Office?

Registration for the Integrated Sustainability Management Certificate program is through the Institute for the Built Environment only. There is a 2-step registration and online payment process. First, you must complete our online registration form, and then you will be provided with a link to the online payment page.

8. Can I earn academic credit through Colorado State University?

Currently, academic credit is not available for the Integrated Sustainability Management Certificate; however, we are working with the College of Business to make these courses available as electives in the MBA program in the future.

9. Is there a CSU employee discount? Can a CSU employee utilize their “study privilege” for these courses?

No, there is not a CSU employee discount available at this time. Unfortunately, the study privilege for CSU employees is not available for these courses.