The second annual Passive House Symposium will be held on Saturday, June 8th at the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York. Among the most prominent speakers will be Dr. Berthold Kaufmann, a senior scientist at the Passivhaus Institut, and Richard Leigh, research director of the Urban Green Council. Julie [...]
The Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) Program is a comprehensive certification program that trains you in the practical, forward-thinking ways to design, construct and manage buildings that are resource efficient, environmentally responsible, cost effective, and healthy for all occupants. The SBA Program is applicable to new construction and existing buildings, in both the commercial and residential sectors.
How It Works
The SBA Program in San Francisco is offered in nine-month and four-month formats. The nine-month program is designed for busy professionals and meets only two days per month. The four-month program covers the same curriculum in a shorter period of time, meeting every two weeks. Both programs are taught by a network of over thirty subject experts and include field trips to exemplary projects throughout the Bay Area. The SBA Program is delivered to you in an interactive format that encourages innovation and systems thinking.
After successfully completing the SBA program, your next step is to become a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) by taking the CSBA exam. A passing score entitles you to use the designation CSBA after your name on business cards, resume and other marketing material. Certification is granted by the Sustainable Building Advisor Institute.
The SBA Program is approved for 100 Learning Units with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as well as continuing education for Certified Green Building Professionals and GreenPoint Raters with Build It Green. LEED Accredited Professionals and LEED Green Associates may also earn up to 100 continuing education credits for this Mastery Level Education Provider Program approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Other Cool Stuff
Contractors and Architects with the Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) credential meet the requirements to be a part of the Bay Area Green Business Remodeler Program.