January 16, 2023

First Ever Zero Energy Designation

The School of Architecture and Planning’s Master of Science in Net Zero Design/Master of Architecture Joint Degree received the U.S. Department of Energy’s first ever Zero Energy Design Designation (ZEDD). Catholic University is one of 12 institutions of higher education worldwide -- and the only Catholic university -- to receive this designation which recognizes leading sustainable building academic programs.  Dean Mark Ferguson said the recognition is a reflection of the commitment of the faculty, especially Patricia Andrasik, associate professor and director of the MSNetZ Program, to incorporate environmental stewardship into building design for a more sustainable future.