by Keith Bancroft
If you’re interested in the “green building” field—just generally interested, looking to enhance your resume, or looking for a career change—then here’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss. On Thursday, August 27, an informational session for the Bay Area Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) Program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the offices of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) located at 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco.
The SBA course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to implement green building projects. Classroom and field trip presentations feature a variety of industry experts who eagerly share their “real world” experiences in the field and present the proven and latest in sustainable design practices and techniques, with an emphasis on both practical applications as well as underlying theories.
Course participants come from a variety of backgrounds, so if your only experience with building projects is watching This Old House, don’t be intimidated. Attending an information session is an excellent way to learn more about the SBA Course from the Bay Area SBA Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor, Jana Boring. SBA graduates will also be there to share their experiences and thoughts on the class.
The next SBA Program offered in San Francisco will begin in September of 2009. Classes meet one weekend a month for nine months, Friday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). Classes are held at PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center.
For more information on the SBA Program, or to RSVP to attend the information session, please visit www.bayareasba.org.