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Registration opens today for CaGBC’s Certified Sustainable Building Advisor Program (SBA)!

CaGBC’s first SBA class starts March 23, 2012 at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works

Whether you are a seasoned green building professional or looking to work in an exciting and growing field, the SBA program will open up new opportunities for you. Registration kicks off today for the CaGBC’s nine-month Sustainable Building Advisor program, being held in Toronto at Evergreen Brick Works (pictured below).

By registering now you can also take advantage of early bird pricing and save $250 off the regular course fee.

There are limited spaces available in CaGBC’s inaugural SBA program which starts in Ontario for the first time on March 23, 2012. The program, which requires no previous green building education or experience, results in a recognized green building designation in only nine months all while maintaining your LEED credential. The SBA curriculum is focused on practical, forward-thinking ways to design, construct and manage buildings that are resource efficient, environmentally responsible, cost effective, and healthy for all occupants.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to stand out in the crowd - the program is perfect for working professionals, as it only requires two classroom days a month (18 in total), allowing students to take the program while working full-time. This certification course also covers all credential maintenance requirements for LEED-accredited professionals, and Canadian architects are awarded core Continuing Education Learning Units in most provinces.

The SBA Program is exceptional in that it offers:

  • Professional accreditation as a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, upon completion of the program and exam;
  • A 400 Level Mastery Course with no prerequisites;
  • 100 GBCI CE credits towards LEED credential maintenance;
  • Core Continuing Education Units for architects in most provinces;
  • Only 18 days (two days per month) of in-person instruction and peer learning with fellow students in the building, design, and environmental professions; 
  • Canadian expert instructors and guest instructors, who bring regional knowledge and information resources to the program; team projects, field trips to exemplary projects, access to the latest in green building resources; 
  • Green building education not specific to one rating system.

Lead Instructor for the CaGBC program in Toronto will be Jeff Ranson. Mr. Ranson has a wealth of experience as both a project manager for several commercial building projects in downtown Toronto, and with various green building events in Canada. His work has included: managing the Green Building Festival; developing green building showcases for RBC’s Olympic Torch Relay and for CMHC’s EQuilibrium Zero Energy Homes pilot; and leading the design of the Sustainability Studio, a green office space for sustainability focused organizations.

For more information, please visit our website and register today to secure your spot in this new CaGBC Program!