Located in Williams Village North, the Sustainable by Design Residential Academic Program (SbD RAP) offers a unique educational opportunity in a residential community setting to help develop students into globally focused leaders who are well versed in both the technical and societal aspects of sustainable designs.
The Sustainable by Design RAP helps ease the transition for students into a large university. Most RAP courses are limited to 30 or fewer students, so students get to know faculty and peers who have similar interests. RAP courses are taught right in Williams Village North, and co-curricular activities with a sustainability focus are offered throughout the academic year.
Living in one of the “greenest” residence halls in the country, SbD RAP students get to use Williams Village North as a laboratory. WVN has received a LEED platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council based on energy efficiency, use of sustainable materials, and novel methods of water conservation and waste management.
The SbD RAP is open to students in the follwoing majors on the University of Colorado Boulder campus:
Courses offered by faculty fulfill degree requirements and/or electives for students in these majors.
Created with ongoing student participation in mind, the SbD RAP offers:
RAPs help students:
The benefits of living at WVN are many. Here are just a few: