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Sustainability, Health and Safety Program Presents:
The Sustainable Building Advisor Training Program

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Next class begins January 2013

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The program is designed for learning professionals with 9 monthly week-end classes, expert instructors, interactive format, hands-on exercises, demonstrated competencies, field trips, integrated approach, cross-sector-applicability and more...
You will be joining more than 200 graduates from most of the area’s architectural firms, engineering companies, developers and contractors, government agencies, K-12 schools, research institutions and environmentally-related consulting organizations. Click here to see list.

BY THE END OF THIS TRAINING PROGRAM, PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify and discuss the key practices of sustainable building.
  • Establish competencies in applying LEED™, Earth Advantage™ and other relevant criteria or established guidelines.
  • Analyze the costs and benefits of incorporating sustainable building measures.
  • 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.
NEW! The Sustainable Building Advisor Program has been approved by the
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES) for 100 learning units!

LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONALS

Expert Instructors:

Expert in their fields will present the proven and latest in sustainable design, construction and operation techniques with an emphasis on both practical applications an underlying theories.

Interactive Format:

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.

Hands-on Exercises:

Each unit will include an in-depth small group project that will reinforce technical concepts and develop competencies in applying LEED™, Earth Advantage™, and other sustainable criteria.

Demonstrated Competencies:

Small group project presentations and written papers summarizing results will be required for each unit to document learning and for credit.

Field Trips:

Site visits to exemplary projects will provide opportunities to test conceptual understanding with the real thing.

Integrated Approach:

Units will be fully integrated by the lead instructor to reinforce learning and provide familiarity with cross-diciplinary aspects of applied sustainability.

Readings:

Focused reading selections will be assigned for further learning.

Resources:

Internet and other resources will be integrated in the classroom experience.

Cross-Sector Applicability:

Course content (including case studies and project-based exercises) will address various types of construction (commercial, residential, renovation, and new) and development (greenfield, redevelopment).

OVER 1400 INDIVIDUALS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THIS EXCITING PROGRAM. ATTENDEES HAVE INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FOLLOWING LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

Architectural Firms

  • Ankrom Moisan Associates
  • LRS Architects, Inc.
  • ARC Architects
  • Mithun Partnership
  • Mulvanny
  • Boxwood
  • URS Corp
  • NW Architectural Company
  • Mahlum Architects
  • David Nairne & Associates
  • Driscoll Architects
  • BMH Architecture
  • LMN Architects

Engineering Firms

  • Holaday Parks
  • Keen Engineering
  • Abacus Engineering
  • Wiss, Janney, Elsner Associates, Inc.
  • Coffman Engineering
  • TresWest
  • CDI Engineering

Facilities, Capital Projects Managers

  • Lane Community College
  • Portland Public School District
  • University of Washington – Facilities–Intercollegiate Athletics Department
  • Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission
  • City of Bellevue
  • City of Seattle Office of Housing
  • State of Washington General Administration
  • Seattle University
  • Getty Images

Research, Educational, and Sustainability Institutions

  • Pacific Northwest Laboratories
  • Battelle
  • Cascadia Region Green Building Council
  • Seattle Central Community College Environmental Education Program
  • International Sustainable Development Foundation
  • Transparency Institute

Developers & Contractors

  • Structures NW
  • Neil Kelly
  • Dunn & Hobbes, LLC
  • David B. Ellis, General Contracting
  • Quadrant Homes
  • Port Blakely Communities

Public Utilities

  • Portland General Electric
  • BCBC
  • Seattle City Light

Permitting and Planning

  • Buck Gordon
  • City of Seattle, DCLU
  • King County, DDES
  • City of Auburn

Government Agencies, Resource Conservation

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Oregon Department of Energy
  • Washington County Solid Waste
  • Washington State Department of Ecology
  • City of Bellevue

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