View Reports, News and Statistics Related to Your Home State

Sustainable Building Advisor Program- The Next Great Step

[ View all Green Building Articles ]
Subscribe to our Green Building Blog RSS Feed

By: Kamy Goldfarb

(2009-09-12)... So everyone you know now is a LEED, AP? And it’s assumed that about three-quarters of those people have never actually, nor ever intend to use, their designation. How many people out there only took the test because their company wanted them to take it, or they thought they were “getting ahead?” Well those of you who are passionate about sustainable construction and buildings, but feel that it goes way beyond the buildings and should encompass everything, then your NEW designation is here.

The Sustainable Building Advisor Program takes an in-depth look at the principles of sustainability, not just how to certify a building.

The SBAP presents principles and best practices that the LEED framework is based on. Course participants will learn how to apply these principles on the macro and micro levels, moving beyond the LEED point system to developing a systems approach to sustainability.

Sustainability is a way of thinking. It is an approach to optimizing systems of people, space, materials and resources, and information. The SBAP was designed to integrate these elements in a single curriculum that is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as a mastery level course in this exciting and important field.

Typical topics include smart growth, energy management, materials and resource management indoor environmental quality management , water conservation strategies, and best construction, operations and maintenance practices, at a much deeper and integrated level than LEED. The SBA course provides students the knowledge, tools and resources to accomplish the following:

  • Identify and articulate key sustainable building practices and goals
  • Analyze the costs and benefits of implementation
  • Work with designers, architects, builders, operators, and utilities managers to achieve them in their projects
  • Apply LEED, Built Green, and other relevant criteria and established guidelines effectively
  • Take a leadership position in their organizations and communities in a rapidly growing field
Sustainability applies to much more than just buildings. It’s a way of thinking and applying it to every aspect of your surroundings.

To find out more about this exciting new opportunity, go to http://www.nasbap.org.

  User Comments  
Click here to add a comment about this story.

This progam sounds wonderful. I hope the participants will learn about green cleaning products from wowgreen. Their commercial line will be out soon. No one should be breathing toxic chemicals that are common in most products. Imagine having a green super stain spray that removes permanent marker and paint! Contact me for more information.

MarshaGoesGreen 2/2/10 10:26PM

  Related Pages  
Green Building Articles from GreenEnvironmentNews.com
... Articles View our list of blog articles related to green building below. Sustainable Building Advisor Program- The Next Great Step (9/12/09) Beyond LEED - check out The Sustainable Building ...
From Hope to Action: Making Healthy Oceans Everyone's Business
... adoption of solutions. One approach might be to reframe the way we view oceans. When you picture the U.S. in your mind - ... To reevaluate our existing policies and practices to build a more sustainable future, To learn how to use the oceans without using ...
Markey Queries BP on Relief Well Prospects
... BP today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) asked the company about the progress and design of the relief wells, which ... fractured layers of sand or shale in the formation and vanished. The article goes on to state that in early March, the pressure of ...
Bill Wiley’s legacy inspires in video tribute
... knew that if you're going to do anything to get ahead in this world, education is key." Wiley dedicated much ... -focused organizations, including: the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program; Washington State University Tri-Cities; Columbia ...
Multifamily Housing - A Missed Opportunity for Energy Efficiency
[ View all Green Building Articles ] By: Kamy Goldfarb ( 2009-07-03 )... Whenever someone speaks about energy ... cost-effective energy savings in both rehabilitated and new construction multi-family housing. These savings reduce the ...
Defining "Green Building"
... all Green Building Articles ] By: Kamy Goldfarb ( 2009-06-01 )... The current market in the construction ... it by "the Three E's." E nvironment Sustainability aims to protect the environment by minimizing the use ...
The Benefits of Green Building
... all Green Building Articles ] By: Kamy Goldfarb ( 2009-05-10 )... The direct effects of sustainable construction ... building space are involved with the LEED program. The annual U.S. market in green building products and services was ...
Approaching Sustainable Building From a Philosophical Position
[ View all Green Building Articles ] By: Kamy Goldfarb ( 2009-04-15 )... Philosophical perspectives ... an acceptable norm. Approaching sustainable building from a conceptual concept allows variables during construction or ideas of ...
Kamy Goldfarb
... University, England Articles for GreenEnvironmentNews.com Sustainable Building Advisor Program- The Next Great Step - (9/12/09 ... and other reasons. Defining "Green Building" - (6/1/09)...The current market in the construction industry is pushing ...
New York Declares Green Building Initiative for New State Construction
... the typical five percent increase in construction costs when green or sustainable features are incorporated. "Buildings are part of the problem of climate ... in Albany a green building. See the May two EERE State Activities and Partnerships article . The ...
Related Searches
sustainable construction sustainable building advisor program leed ap
kamy goldfarb green building articles great step view
goes way getting ahead company wanted
  Green Tips  
You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires.
  Featured Report  
CO2 Emissions by Year
View the trend of total carbon dioxide emissions by year

View Report >>

  Green Building  
Sustainable Building Advisor Program- The Next Great Step
Beyond LEED - check out The Sustainable Building Advisor Program....Read Complete Article >>

All Green Building Articles

  Related Headlines  
Curbing air pollution, one bamboo bike at a time
Curbing air pollution, one bamboo bike at a time. Manila is known more for its gridlocked traffic jams and air pollution than for green spaces or pedestrianized walkways. Bamboo bikes could change that by curbing emissions and helping pave the way to go ...
Whole life policies are financially toxic, bad products
DEAR DAVE: You recommend that no more than 25 percent of your monthly income go toward a house payment. Does this figure include taxes and insurance too? - Ryan. DEAR RYAN: Yes, it does. Your housing payment should not exceed 25 percent of ...
Helping China's energy and environment goals
IBM's China Research laboratory will lead the initiative which will tap into the company's network of 12 global research labs to create an innovation ecosystem of partners from government, academia, industry and private enterprise. The Beijing Municipal Government is one of the first partners to join IBM and the two parties have agreed to work together to develop solutions which can help tackle the city's air pollution challenges. The collaboration will leverage some of IBM's most advanced technologies such a ...