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Who Should Participate?

The Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) course is a nine month, specialized training course and certification exam designed to enable graduates to advise employers or clients on startegies and tools for implementing sustainable building

This class is ideal for:

  • Architects and Engineers
  • Tenant and Developer Representatives
  • Project Managers
  • Homeowners
  • Resource Conservation Specialists
  • Other Building Industry Professionals
  • Contractors
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Lifelong learners

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and articulate the key practices of sustainable building
  • Establish competencies in applying leed,Œ built greenŒ and other relevant criteria or established guidelines
  • Analyze the costs and benefits of incorporating sustainable building measures
  • Take advantage of financial incentives and technical assistance offered by governments, utilities and non-profit organizations to improve a building°s performance
  • Establish a sustainable design goal for project development
  • Assist in the education and training of staff in sustainable building
  • Upon successful course completion students are eligible to take the csba exam

Benefits from participating:

  • save long term costs for building owners, operators and tenants
  • improve the environmental, social and economic viability of the region
  • reduce environmental impacts
  • improve your skills in a rapidly growing field
  • gain an understanding of current sustainability performance standards
  • take a leadership role in your organization and community in a rapidly growing field
  • be eligible to earn the designation æcertified sustainable building advisorī

Class attendees have included representatives from these building-related professions:

  • architectural firms
  • engineering firms
  • facilities, capital projects managers
  • research, educational, and sustainability institutions
  • developers & contractors
  • public utilities
  • permitting and planning
  • government agencies, resource conservation
  • other consultants
CEU Credits Available
for AIA, LEED & other professionals