SBA Credentials & Benefits

Professional Credentials

Upon completion of the SBA Program and CSBA Exam, students will earn the designation of Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA).

In addition:

  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has approved the SBA Program for core Continuing Education Learning Units.
  • Canadian Architects are awarded core Continuing Education Learning Units in many provinces.
  • The Education Reviewing Body (ERB) of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has approved the SBA Program for 100 CE hours towards LEED Professional credential maintenance.
  • The SBA Program fulfills the LEED Green Associate exam eligibility criteria of an education program that addresses green building principles.
  • The USGBC Education Provider Program (EPP) has rated the SBA Program as a Level 400 (Mastery) Program.

SBA Benefits

Students who complete the Sustainable Building Advisor Program will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and discuss the key practices of sustainable building.
  • Establish competencies in applying LEED™, Built Green™, and other relevant criteria or established guidelines to the built environment.
  • Analyze the costs and benefits of incorporating sustainable building measures into a project.
  • Take advantage of financial incentives and technical assistance offered by government, utilities, and non-profit organizations.
  • Work with architects, designers, builders, building operators, and utilities to improve a building’s performance.
  • Establish a sustainable design goal for project development.
  • Assist in the education and training of staff in sustainable building.

Cooper Union Building, New York City


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