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Certified Sustainable Business Advisors
(CSBAs) can go many different directions with the training. CSBA's work in the building industry and can specialize in areas such as energy, water or green materials.

Others work with employers, contractors, designers, clients and building owners on building projects. Other graduates build homes, work as facility managers, are in the real estate field, or work for government, utilities or sustainable industry organizations. Many have their own consulting companies.

The training adds value to your life and career skills in many ways and goes beyond the building field.

Green business consulting is another avenue to pursue as a CSBA.

The opportunities are quickly growing in the green job industries.


"The NaSBAP was a great way for me to increase my awareness of sustainable building practices and align my existing skill-set with the emerging field. The certification gave me a credential that helped me develop my general contracting business and further define my professional abilities. Since earning my certification, my career has evolved, and I'm now developing and managing a program to transform the marketplace by educating and supporting contractors in providing energy-efficiency improvements in existing homes and multifamily buildings throughout Oregon. The NaSBAP provided the foundation for me to further myself professionally. "

Marshall Johnson,
CSBA Certified Sustainable Building Advisor
General Contractor
Conscious Concepts, LLC


"Every month there is a some kind of new 'green broker' certification and educational program that we are encouraged to participate in and pay for that will yield a new professional certification. There are many services and industries that are using the sustainable movement to market for dollars and capture audiences across the board, certainly not just the real estate professional sector. In previewing the class, I saw positive connections to my lifestyle and employment, as sustainability has been dear to my heart. I was hoping that it would give me an advantage in terms of knowledge and skill that I could use to better serve my preferred client base, and ultimately provide more income my way. Honestly, yes, return on investment was also a consideration in choosing the course. So - I'm glad that I took this course for the price and commitment required. Many mini workshops yielding other certifications are fine, but I am grateful for what I received through participation in the course because serious clients have recognized the class and responded favorably to working with me as we share a value system that includes energy efficiency and sustainability. That is worth a great deal to me."

Jan Lundy
Prudential Northwest Properties
Real Estate Broker,
Earth Advantage S.T.A.R.
Sustainable Building Advisor
Energy Trust Pro Trade Ally


National Sustainable Building Advisor Program
Cascadia Region Green Building Council
Cascadia Region Green Building Council


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