Become a Sustainability Professional!

Take a class!

You may be passionate about sustainability, but do you have the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to change the world?

If so, do others know that you do?

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has developed post-nominal credentials through “global collaboration by sustainability practitioners, for sustainability practitioners. Designed with rigorous international standards in mind, these credentials provide third-party verification of competency in the profession.”

You can become an ISSP-SA before the year is out!

Faculty from MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program have developed an ISSP-SA exam prep course and are offering it this fall, starting November 8th! As an Education Parter of ISSP, we know of the core body of knowledge and will help you engage with it, while learning more about yourself and your fellow students.

You can learn more about our ISSP-SA exam prep course here!

If you want to dive in even deeper into the principles and practices of sustainable design, please explore our fully online MA in Sustainable Design program.

Denise DeLuca / Former Director

Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MASD alum Stephanie Koehler. She also teaches with the Amani Institute.

Denise’s previous roles include Education Director for the International Living Future Institute, Project Manager for Swedish Biomimetics 3000, and Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute. Denise is a licensed civil engineer (PE) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on modeling landscape-scale surface and groundwater interactions.  In addition, Denise is a Biomimicry Fellow and a member of the Advisory Council of The Biomimicry InstituteBoard Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), on the editorial board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering, and an Expert with Katerva. Denise is based in Oregon.

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