SBA COURSE FORMAT
The Sustainable Building Advisor Program is suitable for the busy professional. The course format and curriculum are designed to give you a variety of information, from expert instructors in an efficient learning environment.
Interactive class discussion and rigorous inquiry will be integrated throughout the course. Participation will be encouraged and expected to enhance a cooperative, fun learning experience.
Local experts in their fields will present the proven and latest in sustainable design, construction and operation techniques with an emphasis on both practical applications and underlying theories.
Each unit will include an in-depth small group project that will reinforce technical concepts and develop competencies in applying LEED™, Living Building™, and other sustainable criteria.
Small group project presentations and written papers summarizing results will be required for each unit to document learning and for credit.
Site visits to exemplary local projects will provide opportunities to test conceptual understanding with the real thing.
Units will be fully integrated by the lead instructor to reinforce learning and provide familiarity with cross-disciplinary aspects of applied sustainability.
Focused reading selections will be assigned for further learning.
Course content (including case studies and project-based exercises) will address various types of construction (commercial, residential, renovation, and new) and development (greenfield, redevelopment).