Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College
Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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Professional Learning

Expert Instructors: Experts in their fields will present the proven and the latest in sustainable design, construction and operation techniques with an emphasis on both practical applications and underlying theories.
Interactive Format:
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™, Built Green™, 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.

PHOTO: Future LEED Platinum Building - Lane Community College


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-disciplinary aspects of applied sustainability.

Readings: Focused reading selections will be assigned for further learning. Internet and other resources will be integrated into 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).

The SBA Program is approved by the AIA for 100 CES learning units.


Unit Descriptions

  • Unit 1: Sustainable Building and Design: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Importance of Place
  • Unit 3: Energy Efficiency and Integrated Lighting Design
  • Unit 4: “Green” Material Selection
  • Unit 5: Indoor Environmental Quality & Health
  • Unit 6: Water Conservation and Quality Protection
  • Unit 7: Sustainable Job Site Operations
  • Unit 8: Building Operations and Maintenance
  • Click  SBA Course Outline to view a course outline.
  • For more information about the national SBA organization visit www.sbainstitute.org


Registration for professional training is quick and easy. You may even qualify for free training through your employer and/or a paid scholarship.

Register Today!

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