The Sustainable Building Advisor Program is offered over the course of 9 months, with two full days (Friday & Saturday) of class each month. A 70% attendance record is required to be eligible for certification and to sit for your exam to become a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA).
Course content is delivered in lectures and site visits, and students enhance their learning through written assignments and a team project. The course is completed with presentations of the team projects, a certification exam, and a graduation celebration.
Having completed the SBA Program coursework, participants will have the knowledge, tools, and contacts to:
Identify and articulate sustainable building practices and goals
Identify and analyze costs and benefits of implementation
Communicate effectively with project stakeholders to promote economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable solutions
Understand when to apply LEED, Built Green, and other relevant frameworks to projects and operations
Take a leadership position in projects, organizations and communities in a rapidly important and complex field
Fundamentals of Sustainable Building and Design
The Importance of Place: Site, Transportation and Land Use Issues