Sustainable Building


A Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) is a leader in the green building field who has met very high standards for green building knowledge.

Sustainable Building Courses:

Energy Models: Design Tools & Energy Use Simulators

“What is an Energy Model?”
In this brand new free course, P.E. and LEED Fellow Chris Schaffner explains.

Chris describes a variety of methods for modeling building energy consumption. He starts with simple energy estimating tools of increasing complexity and finally arrives at detailed energy simulations.

A few simple methods are described, and spreadsheets built to use these methods […]

Zero Energy Homes: Economics, Efficiency & Renewable Energy Integration

What are Zero Energy Homes? How are they cost efficient and how do they help significantly lessen energy use?
In this $30 course, sustainable building expert Ann Edminster has the answers.

This course, designed as an introduction to all things Zero Net Energy, is perfect for energy consultants, homeowners, building analysts, sustainable builders and anyone curious about the power […]

Sustainable Brewing: A Small, Solar-Powered Company in the Business of Beer

Throwback Brewery: where great beer, solar and sustainable business practices collide. In 2010, co-Founders Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier opened their brewery in North Hampton, New Hampshire with the vision to create 100% locally-sourced beers, as well as to promote other aspects of sustainable business.
Almost six years later, they’ve created a thriving brewing community, a successful sustainable business, […]

Volta: A Start-Up Company Powering West Africa

As the solar and clean energy industry grows, it’s no surprise that the target market for renewable energy technologies is now expanding to include developing communities and countries.
In fact, a host of new start-ups and innovative business models are emerging to fill this niche. One such start-up is Volta, a company currently working in Ghana […]

Rethinking the Global Economy with Sustainable Solutions

In 2002, sustainable business guru and Time Magazine’s “Hero of the Planet” Hunter Lovins founded Natural Capitalism Solutions, an organization that helps communities, companies, and countries implement genuine sustainability solutions to change the way business is done worldwide. NCS is a group attempting to “rethink the global economy” and make an Integrated Bottom Line, which blends financial, […]