Airtek Environmental Corp. has launched the Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) course in partnership with Queens College. The SBA course is approved by the National Sustainable Building Advisor Program (NaSBAP), an organization recognized by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) as an approved education provider. The course focuses renewable energy applications and building sustainability. Upon completion of the course, students qualify to take the exam to become a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA).
The SBA course consists of over 100 hours of combined classroom training and field trips. The classroom training teaches students the fundamentals of renewable energy and sustainable building design. Students learn to identify and articulate key building practices and to analyze the costs/benefits of implementing renewable energy and sustainable building practices and goals. The field trips provide the students with hands-on experience and exposure to actual construction projects that implement these renewable energy and sustainability measures. Airtek will used the curriculum established by NaSBAP.
Classes are held once a month in a combination of one Friday and one Saturday. Friday classes run from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday classes will run from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be a few exceptions to accommodate field trips and unit flow. The SBA course is approved by US Green Building Council, the organization that develops the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) credit ratings, as a Level 400 Mastery Course. In fact, the SBA course qualifies for LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential maintenance credits. Professionals who wish to obtain the LEED Green Associate certification will meet the exam eligibility requirements by taking the SBA course. The SBA course is also approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System for 100 learning units.