San Francisco Bay Area
Sustainable Building Advisor Program Course Location
The Pacific Energy Center (PEC) hosts the classroom portion of the San Francisco Sustainable Building Advisor Program. The PEC is a training facility that offers educational programs, design tools, advice and support to create energy efficient buildings and comfortable indoor environments. Incorporated into the SBA program curriculum are the resources available at the facility, such as the lighting lab, demonstration exhibits, interactive exercises and expert instructors. Also included in the program are field trips to exemplary sustainable and green building projects throughout the Bay Area.
The Pacific Energy Center is located at:
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(map & directions)
Ann Edminster, M.Arch, LEED AP
Ann is the Lead Facilitator and Instructor for the San Francisco SBA program. She is a nationally recognized expert on green homes, focusing on assisting design and building professionals in developing their capacity to create better buildings. Ann is also a principal author of the LEED for Homes Rating System and author of Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, a comprehensive guide for those seeking to create zero net energy homes. An acclaimed speaker, teacher, and writer, Ann advises a wide range of building industry clients. She also sits on the advisory boards of several private companies.
The New & Improved Schedule for the SBA Program in San Francisco in 2014 is:
- Newly designed for working adults!
- The new and improved schedule for the SBA Program now offers half-day classes on Fridays from 1-5:30 pm, and Saturdays from 9am-5pm.
The SBA Program offers courses at three different times of the year: Spring, Summer and Fall. During the Spring and Fall schedules, classes meet every other week (Fridays and Saturdays) over 14 weeks. For the Summer schedule, classes meet every week for 8 weeks, ending mid-July (and excepting the 4th of July holiday). Each course meets the required 6 academic units (90 contact hours) requirement.
The 2014 schedule for the SBA Program in San Francisco follows:
14-Week Spring Class Schedule:
Start date: Friday, January 24 (after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
End date: Saturday, April 26
|January 24||Fri||Principles of Sustainable Building|
|January 25||Sat||Sense of Place / Sites|
|February 7||Fri||Sense of Place / Sites|
|March 8||Sat||Energy + Materials|
|March 22||Sat||Indoor Environments|
|April 4||Fri||Indoor Environments|
|April 25||Fri||Operations & Maintenance|
|April 26||Sat||Final Presentations|
Intensive 8-Week Summer Class Schedule:
Start date: Friday, May 30 (after Memorial Day)
End date: Saturday, July 19
|May 30||Fri||Principles of Sustainable Building|
|May 31||Sat||Sense of Place / Sites|
|June 6||Fri||Sense of Place / Sites|
|June 21||Sat||Energy + Materials|
|June 28||Sat||Indoor Environments|
|July 11||Fri||Indoor Environments|
|July 18||Fri||Operations & Maintenance|
|July 19||Sat||Final Presentations|
14-Week Fall Class Schedule:
Start date: Friday, September 5 (after Labor Day)
End date: Saturday, December 6
|September 5||Fri||Principles of Sustainable Building|
|September 6||Sat||Sense of Place / Sites|
|September 19||Fri||Sense of Place / Sites|
|October 18||Sat||Energy + Materials|
|November 1||Sat||Indoor Environments|
|November 14||Fri||Indoor Environments|
|December 5||Fri||Operations & Maintenance|
|December 6||Sat||Final Presentations|
HOURS of CLASS MEETINGS
Fridays: Classes meet from 1pm-5:30pm
Saturdays: Classes meet from 9am-5pm
The SBA Program is perfect for working adults. We have recently revised the Friday schedule and now offer half-day classes on Fridays, from 1-5:30. We continue to offer full-day classes on Saturdays.
Need Fridays off? Request a Letter for Your Employer! The SBA enrollment counselors can provide a letter describing the benefits of this unique program for prospective students and their employers. Click here to see a sample letter.
To receive more information about the program please click here.